Iran hits Iraqi Kurdish fighters with cross-border shelling

It said "many" Kurdish militants were killed and wounded in the two-day operation without providing details.
Friday 12/07/2019
Members of Iran's Islamic iRevolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) march during a military parade. (Reuters)
Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) march during a military parade. (Reuters)

TEHRAN - Iranian state TV is reporting that the country's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has targeted Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, using missiles and cannons.

The Friday report shows images of Iranian troops firing artillery into a mountainous area, using drones to identify the targets.

It said "many" Kurdish militants were killed and wounded in the two-day operation without providing details.

The Kurdish regional government said one civilian was killed and two were wounded.

The attack comes after a Tuesday ambush by Kurdish militants in which three IRGC members were killed in western Iran.

In September, the IRGC claimed responsibility for a missile attack targeting an Iraqi base of a Kurdish separatist group. The area has seen occasional fighting between Iranian forces and Kurdish separatists.

(Associated Press)