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Iran: Security Forces Kill 3 Kurdish Rebels

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says its security forces have killed three Kurdish rebels suspected of blowing up a major Iranian pipeline carrying gas to Turkey. Iranian state-run media said Monday the attack by security forces targeted rebels of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan. Reports said Iran halted gas exports to Turkey after Friday’s attack on the […]

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Iran Says 23 Dead in Clash with Kurdish Rebels

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says a clash near the Iraqi border between its forces and Kurdish rebels has killed two Iranian Revolutionary Guards and 21 rebels. Iran’s state-run PressTV reported on Wednesday that the fighting in the city of Sardasht injured two other Revolutionary Guards. It alleged that rebels of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan have […]

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Deaths Reported in Fighting Between Iran, Kurd Rebels

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says an unspecified number of militants with the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan have been killed, following clashes along the Iraqi border. The state-run IRNA news agency said Tuesday that the militants were trapped by Iranian Kurdish volunteer forces Monday night in several towns in West Azarbaijan province. The news agency says the […]

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Iran Shelling Kills 2 in Iraq’s Kurdish Region

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Cross-border shelling by Iranian forces has killed two people and wounded at least two others in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Iraqi Kurdish officials said Monday the artillery fire hit the town of Sidkan, about 20 kilometers from the border. Iran began an offensive against Kurdish rebels in the border region earlier this month and routinely […]

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Kurdish Rebels Kill 3 Turkish Soldiers

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish media say Kurdish rebels have killed three Turkish soldiers in an attack in the southeastern province of Mardin. The reports say the Kurdish militants attacked the soldiers as they returned to an outpost in Omerli district late Saturday into early Sunday. Turkish forces later launched an operation to try to capture the assailants. Fighting […]

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Iranian Commander Killed in Clashes With Kurdish Rebels

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says a Revolutionary Guards commander and five force members have been killed in clashes with Kurdish rebels in the northwest. The semi-official Fars news agency said Friday that the commander, identified as General Abbas Asemi, died in an explosion. He had been overseeing operations in the province of Qom. The news agency did not […]

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Iraq Unearths 300 Bodies From Mass Grave South of Baghdad

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say they have unearthed about 300 bodies from a mass grave discovered south of the capital, Baghdad, earlier this month. A reporter for the VOA Kurdish service visited the grave site near the Iraqi town of Diwaniyah on Wednesday, accompanying a delegation of Iraqi lawmakers. He says Iraqi authorities told him that excavation […]

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Iran Guard Says in Control of Opposition Bases on Iraq Border

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iran state media say Iranian Revolutionary Guards are in control of three bases of an Iranian Kurdish opposition group along the border of neighboring Iraq. Guard Colonel Delavar Ranjbarzadeh claimed on Monday “a large number” of deaths of opposition group fighters from clashes Saturday and Sunday. A rebel spokesman earlier said that many soldiers were […]

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Iranian Raid Kills Two Kurdish Rebels in Northwest

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has killed at least two Iranian Kurdish rebels in a raid that destroyed one of the group’s headquarters in northwestern Iran. The hours-long gunbattle between Iranian forces and militants from the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan began late Saturday and ended early Sunday. It occurred along the Iraqi border near the […]

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Thousands Rally in Turkey Against Kurdish Rebels

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have demonstrated in the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul to denounce a Kurdish rebel attack last week that killed 13 soldiers. Turkish media report that the protesters carried Turkish flags and chanted slogans against the rebels. Turkish officials say Kurdish militants killed 13 soldiers and wounded seven others Thursday in the […]

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