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How clashes inside Iran remake regional equations? چاپ ارسال به دوست
Rudaw.net   

How clashes inside Iran remake regional equations?

By: Rudaw

July 5th, 2016 

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The KDPI has firmly denied any outside influenceover its recent decision to mobilize its forces deeper inside Iran and maintained it seeks a peaceful solution to the Kurdish question. 

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region-Largely peaceful demonstrators in the Iranian city of Isfahan called recently on their government to withdraw from Syria and concentrate its efforts instead on its own disfranchised people.

"Let Go of Syria; Think of Iran," was the slogan chanted in rhyming Persian by hundreds of marchers last Friday. It was chanted, ironically, at the annual Quds public rally, which is held every year on the last Friday of Ramadan to mark commitment to the liberation of Palestine.

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been seen as virtually the only regional super power in the Middle East without a formidable internal opposition that could effectively destabilize its regional grip.

While Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and even the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have constantly been dealing with separatist or extremist groups within their borders, Iran has successfully been able to sideline or dismantle powerful political parties and their armed wings such as the Mujahedin-e-Khalq and the once influential Communist Party, the Toudeh.

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What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran چاپ ارسال به دوست
Golnaz Esfandiari ; rferl   

What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran? 

June 29, 2016
 By: Golnaz Esfandiari 
 rferl
  
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Iranian Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran train as they prepare to celebrate Norouz, the Persian New Year, in the town of Koya, 100 kilometers north of Irbil in Iraq's Kurdish region, in March. 

Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other. The country's heavily censored media have even reported the fighting andacknowledged fatalities on the government side. But why the sudden flare-up?

Who is fighting and how widespread is the violence? The past two weeks of fighting have reportedly pitted official forces against members of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), with deadly clashes between the IRGC and Kurdish rebels in heavily Kurdish northwestern Iran, near the border with Iraq. Combat was reported on June 15-16 in Oshnavieh, in Iran's West Azerbaijan Province. More fighting followed in the nearby Sarvabad, Mahabad, and Marivan regions.

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Kurdish Peshmerga Units Battle Regime Forces in Iran چاپ ارسال به دوست
Bryan Mauro   

Kurdish Peshmerga Units Battle Regime Forces in Iran

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Successful resistance by the Kurds could spark uprisings by other oppressed minorities in Iran who account for about half of Iran's population. 

By: Ryan Mauro

Tue, June 21, 2016 

 

The protests of the Green Revolution in Iran may no longer be on our television screens, but that doesn’t mean resistance to the Iranian regime has disappeared. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan(PDKI) has confirmed that six of its fighters were killed in a battle with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the regime’s elite security force and terrorism-sponsoring outfit.

The PDKI claims that their Peshmerga forces were fired upon first in the town of Shno in northwestern Iran. The regime also confirmed the fighting, describing the PDKI fighters as “terrorists.”  The Kurds say they killed a dozen Revolutionary Guards and injured 14. 

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Everyone is a Peshmerga': The Kurdish men and women who are fighting Iran چاپ ارسال به دوست
Rudaw.net   

Everyone is a Peshmerga': The Kurdish men and women who are fighting Iran

By Marta Senk 

 Rudaw.net

06/27/2016 

 

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Female Peshmerga of Iran's Kurdistan Democratic Party

Begard, a woman Peshmerga: “In our community everyone is Peshmerga. It doesn't matter, man or woman. Equality manifests itself in free chose - if I decide that I'm going to the mountain my husband will take care of the children and the house. It doesn't mean that he is not a man! If he can share the responsibilities with me he is more masculine than those who can only hold a gun". 

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PDKI Peshmerga, Iranian soldiers clash in Mariwan چاپ ارسال به دوست
Kurdistan24   

PDKI Peshmerga, Iranian soldiers clash in Mariwan

Mewan Dolamari June 25, 2016

  Mewan Dolamari 

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24)

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On Saturday morning, clashes erupted between Kurdistan Democratic Party – Iran (PDKI) Peshmerga fighters and Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the city of Mariwan, Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhalat).

Mariwan is a Kurdish city located in northwestern Iran.

According to Iranian IRNA News Agency, two Peshmerga fighters have reportedly been martyred during the clashes.

PDKI released an announcement stating that Iranian soldiers attacked Peshmerga forces in Du Choman, Bagrdan, Hassan Chap and Pengwen near Mahabad on Friday afternoon.

According to PDKI, several Iranian soldiers were killed and wounded during the clashes.

The statement also mentioned that on Saturday morning, Iranian soldiers ambushed Peshmerga fighters in Sawllawa near Mariwan city where a Peshmerga fighter was ‘martyred.’

Iran has recently started to shell several Kurdish villages near its border with the Kurdistan Region. Peshmerga fighters and those who help Peshmerga in the fight against Iranian soldiers are the primary targets.

The following are photos published by PDKI media showing the shelled Kurdish villages by Iran near the border. 

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