Iranian strikes on opposition Kurdish bases in Iraq kill 13
Thirteen people were killed and 58 wounded on Wednesday after Iranian forces carried out cross-border bombardments on opposition Iranian Kurdish positions in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.
A statement by the regional Kurdish Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said that Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) carried out bombardments in four stages, using ballistic missiles and booby-trapped drones.
On the other side, the Iranian Mehr News Agency confirmed the bombardments, saying that the IRGC "has once again targeted the positions of terrorist groups operating near the country's western borders in Iraq's Kurdistan region."
Iranian and Turkish forces frequently attack the military bases of their Kurdish opposition parties in Kurdistan in northern and northeastern Iraq, accusing them of carrying out attacks against their home countries from the Iraqi Kurdish region.