Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorists, file photo
Reports say the US has recently promised to provide the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group with military and financial aid.
Last week, four US military officials stationed in Iraqi’s Kurdistan Region met with members of the PJAK and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) along with a representative from the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Democrat Party, a Press TV correspondent reported.
In the meeting, the US military officials promised to supply PJAK with weapons and financial aid.
The US has also provided the terrorist group with remote-controlled mines and advanced communications equipment.
Members of the PJAK terrorist group — an offshoot of the PKK — regularly engage in armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country’s western borders with Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
PJAK launches its attacks from Iraq’s Qandil Mountains in the areas under the control of Kurdistan Regional Government.
The PJAK and PKK had previously laid mines in Sardasht heights near Iran’s border with Iraq.
The US has recently opened a consulate in the north of Iraq, and American military forces have been deployed to numerous bases in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with Iraqi Kurdistan, and has been fighting the PJAK terrorist group over the past weeks in order to establish security and stability in the area.
Through the efforts of Iranian forces, security has been restored to some extent in the region.
PJAK kills 5 Iranian security forces
Five Iranian security forces have been killed when their vehicle was ambushed by members of the terrorist group of the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) in northwest Iran, an official says.
The governor of the northwestern city of Maku told Fars news agency on Tuesday that the ambush took place near Turkey’s border in Chaldoran region in West Azarbaijan province on Monday.
Hamid Ahmadian said that the bodies of the Iranian security forces have been laid to rest in Maku.
Earlier in the day, a spokesman of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government decried the illegal activities of PJAK terrorist group on Iraqi soil.
General Jabbar Yawar said, “We have repeatedly said that Kurdistan’s soil should not be used by any group or country against our neighbors.”
On July 17, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) disbanded a terrorist cell linked to the PJAK, killing at least five members of the group.
During another operation on July 25, IRGC forces killed 35 members of the terrorist group, and captured some of the PJAK members.
Iran has recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Members of the terrorist PJAK group — an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party — regularly engage in armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country’s western borders with Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.