Kurdish civilian injured in Iranian
shelling of Iraq's Kurdistan borders
Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — A Kurdish citizen has
been injured by Iranian artillery shelling, that
resumed, on border villages of northern Iraq’s
Kurdistan Region in Erbil Province on Tuesday, a
source reported on Tuesday.
“The Iranian artillery has resumed shelling border
areas of Kurdistan Region, especially Choman
township of Erbil Province, on Tuesday afternoon,
wounding one civilian and causing huge damage for
his house,” the security source told Aswat al-Iraq
The Iranian bombardment of Iraqi Kurdistan’s border
areas had continued since more than 2 months,
under the pretext of chasing the PJAK rebels,www.ekurd.netor
(Party of Free Life of Kurdistan), killing and injuring many
civilians and causing
damage for dozens of houses and agricultural fields.
Human Rights Watch said on September 2, that it had
evidence that Iran
A Iraqi Kurdish security personnel inspects a hole
in a house caused by Iranian shelling near Qandil
mountain, a border zone in Kurdistan region of Iraq.
August 23, 2011. Photo: Reuters
may have deliberately targeted civilians in its offenisve
against the PJAK rebels.
Kurdish local officials and an NGO in early August
reported that more than 200 Iraqi Kurdish families
had been forced from their homes by weeks of Iranian
shelling of separatist rebel bases in northern Iraq.
The border-area violence has forced more than 800
Iraqi Kurdish residents to flee their homes,
according to the International Committee of the Red
On July 29, a 10-year-old Iraqi Kurd has
shelling by Tehran's forces of Iranian Kurdish
separatist bases in Kurdistan region in Iraq's
north, an official said.
ICRC said it has so far given humanitarian aid to
175 Iraqi Kurdish families.
The PJAK, or the (Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane), is a militant Kurdish nationalist group based in Kurdistan region in
Iraq's north that
has been carrying out attacks Iranian forces in the Kurdistan Province of Iran
(Eastern Kurdistan) and other Kurdish-inhabited areas.
2004 the PJAK took up arms for self-rule in Kurdistan province northwestern of
Iran (Iranian Kurdistan, Eastern Kurdistan). Half the members of PJAK
are women. The PJAK has about 5,000 armed
Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey all have
significant ethnic Kurdish minorities. Estimate
to over 12 million Kurds live in Iran.
Sources: aswataliraq.info | Agencies
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