US Consulate condmens Iran's attacks on dissident sites in Iraqi Kurdistan

2022-11-21T14:47:17.000000Z

Shafaq News/ A statement by the US Consulate General in Erbil on Monday demanded Iran to stop its "reckless attacks" against the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

"Last night saw another Iranian violation of Iraqi sovereignty," the statement said, "Iranian missile and drone strikes place innocent civilians at risk and result in the destruction of Iraqi infrastructure."

"These reckless attacks on the Iraqi KurdistanRegion must stop," it concluded.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) targeted the headquarters of "dissident groups" in Iraqi Kurdistan in the early hours of Monday with drones and missiles, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The Revolutionary Guards have attacked Iranian Kurdish militant opposition bases in Iraq's Kurdish region since the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16 triggered nationwide unrest.

Iran has accused Iraq-based Kurdish militants of fomenting the unrest and threatened strikes against armed Iranian Kurdish dissidents.

The IRGC struck military bases in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, aiming to destroy sites that were partly destroyed in previous attacks, Fars added.

The U.S. Central Command condemned the attack in a statement on Monday

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