Iran Invades Iraq to Attack Kurds

Posted on Jul 21 2011 at 09:03:15 AM in People

Iran Invades Iraq to Attack Kurds

July 21, 2011. Baghdad. Three days ago, Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops crossed the border into Iraq and launched a major military offensive against the Iraqi Kurds. The first announcement came out on July 18 via Iran’s state news agency. Since then, little word has escaped from the semi-autonomous region of northeast Iraq that once was Kurdistan. Iranian authorities report that they have captured three rebel Kurdish military bases. They also caution that the fighting has been ongoing for days and Iranian troops are still engaged.

From AP reports, the Iranian News Agency announcement quoted Revolutionary Guard Colonel Delavar Ranjbarzadeh as saying, “Three bases in Iraqi territory were providing assistance to the terrorists. All the bases have fallen into the hands of our forces." He went on to say that the Kurds had suffered, "a heavy and historic defeat." Iranian authorities also confirmed the presence of 5,000 troops along the Iraq border, many involved in the fighting.

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Created: Jul 21 2011 at 09:03:15 AM
Updated: Jul 21 2011 at 09:03:15 AM
Category: People
Language: English