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Five Iranian revolutionary guards killed,
injured near borders
September 26, 2007
Iran-Iraqi Kurdistan border, -- Fighters from
the Iranian opposition party (PEJAK) killed three
Iranian Islamic revolutionary guards and wounded two
more near the Iraqi Kurdistan-Iranian-Turkish
borders, a military source from PJAK said on
"The military wing of PEJAK managed to kill three
Iranian soldiers and injure two others, in addition
to capturing another soldier in Doula Eishy on the
Iraqi-Iranian-Turkish borders," the source said on
condition of anonymity.
"The operation came in response to the Iranian
shelling of the party's strongholds last week," he
The PEJAK (Partiya Jiyana Azada Kurdistanź in
Kurdish or Kurdistan Free Life Party) is an Iranian
Kurdish military opposition group founded in 2004,
said to be linked to the PKK. PEJAK, although being
a newly established organization, regularly launches
militant operations against Iranian army forces.
PEJAK, or Free Life Party of Kurdistan, since 2004
PEJAK took up arms for self-rule in the country's
mainly Kurdistan province northwestern of Iran. Half
the members of PEJAK are women.
Iranian Kurdistan (Kurdish: Kurdistana Īranź or
Kurdistana Rojhilat (Eastern Kurdistan) or Rojhilatź
Kurdistan (East of Kurdistan)) is an unofficial name
for the parts of Iran inhabited by Kurds and has
borders with Iraq and Turkey. It includes the
greater parts of West Azerbaijan province, Kurdistan
Province, Kermanshah Province, and Ilam Province.
Kurds form the majority of the population of this
region with an estimated population of 4 million.
The region is the eastern part of the greater
cultural-geographical area called Kurdistan.
More about Iranian Kurdistan
The present leader of the organisation is Haji
Ahmadi. According to the Washington Times, half the
members of PEJAK are women, many of them still in
their teens, and one of the female members of the
leadership council is Gulistan Dugan, a psychology
graduate from the University of Tehran. This is due
primarily to the fact that PJAK is strongly
supportive of women's rights. PJAK believes that
women must have a strong role in government and must
be on an equal level with men in leadership
More about PEJAK- Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan
The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran in Kurdish
(Hīzbī Dźmokiratī Kurdistanī Źran) is a Kurdish
opposition group in Iranian Kurdistan which seeks
the attainment of Kurdish national rights within a
democratic federal republic of Iran.
General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Iranian
Kurdistan is Mustafa Hijri
More about KDPI- Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran
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