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 Iran will continue efforts to completely weed out the Kurdish PJAK rebel cell in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Iran will continue efforts to completely weed out the Kurdish PJAK rebel cell in Iraqi Kurdistan  19.7.2011  





July 19, 2011

TEHRAN, — A senior Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic will continue efforts to completely weed out the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebel cell.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) clashed with PJAK rebels and inflicted heavy casualties on them during recent days with the purpose of establishing sustainable security and fighting against insecurity and instability in northwestern areas of the country, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Monday.

A top Iranian military commander, Delavar Ranjbarzadeh, said on Monday that the IRGC has taken full control of three bases of the PJAK cell near the Iraqi Kurdistan border.    

Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour. Photo: presstv.ir

He added that a large number of the anti-revolution PJAK members, including the second-in-command of Mariwan headquarters, the most important and main PJAK base, were killed in the clashes with the IRGC forces on Saturday and Sunday.

Some 30 Iranian soldiers are believed to have been killed during fierce clashes with PJAK militants on the Iraqi borders with Iran in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Saturday and Sunday,
www.ekurd.netIraqi military source said on Sunday and reported by Aswat Al Iraq.

The IRGC commander urged the Iraqi government to maintain its control over border regions, saying, “Presence of terrorist groups in border areas is a serious threat to the two countries and will inflict heavy security and economic damage on people residing in these areas.

The IRGC disbanded a PJAK cell early on Sunday following hours-long gun battle between the two sides in the northwestern Kurdish city of Sardasht, situated 472 kilometers (293 miles) west of the Iranian capital of Tehran in the West Azarbaijan Province [Iranian Kurdistan].

Iran has recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

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.

PJAK is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Confederation (Koma Civaken Kurdistan or KCK), which is an alliance of Kurdish groups and divisions led by an elected Executive Council.

Since 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 3,000 armed militiamen.

Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey all have significant ethnic Kurdish minorities. Estimate to 12 million Kurds live in Iran.     

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