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Iran Launches Artillery Against Militants in Northern Iraq

Demonstrators hold up signs depicting the image of Mahsa Amini, who died while in the custody of Iranian authorities, during a protest denouncing her death in Arbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, on Sept. 24.

Demonstrators hold up signs depicting the image of Mahsa Amini, who died while in the custody of Iranian authorities, during a protest denouncing her death in Arbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, on Sept. 24.

Photographer: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images  

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched artillery fire on Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, targeting groups it accuses of fanning recent violent protests within its borders, state TV said in a statement.

The IRGC’s ground forces targeted the headquarters of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan in Iraq on Saturday, semi-official Tasnim news agency said in a separate report.