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Official: Iran Airstrikes Target Kurdish Groups in Iraq

A screengrab from an Iranian military video purports to show missile launches during an attack on Iranian Kurdish opposition positions in Iraq from an undisclosed location in Iran. EPA
A screengrab from an Iranian military video purports to show missile launches during an attack on Iranian Kurdish opposition positions in Iraq from an undisclosed location in Iran. EPA

Iran on Tuesday launched a new round of strikes at Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Iraq’s northern, semi-autonomous Kurdish region, a spokesman said.

Iranian opposition groups were targeted in two locations, in the areas of Perdi and Degala, according to a tweet by the local government’s spokesman, Lawk Ghafuri. He told The Associated Press that it was not yet clear whether there were any casualties in the strikes.

No other details were immediately available. A previous round of Iranian strikes late Sunday night killed a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iran, or KDPI, one of the Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said Iraq condemns the strikes. He told reporters in Baghdad on Tuesday that the national security council would meet next week to draft plans on deploying security forces to strengthen border controls.

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