Iran strikes Kurdish groups in Iraq
Islam News – Iranian security forces are attacking Kurdish opposition groups in northern Iraq. Tehran has accused the groups of stirring up protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who was killed in police custody.
According to Kurdish officials, drone and missile strikes by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have targeted the offices and paramilitary bases of groups based in the semiautonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, including in the cities of Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Pirde.
Domestic unrest has been especially intense in Kurdish areas in northwestern Iran, near the Iraqi border. Amini, who lived in the region, was visiting Tehran with family when she died.
Details: Nine people in Iraq were killed yesterday after days of Iranian bombardment. At least 32 others, including children, were injured.
Protests: Iran’s demonstrations, which are mostly led by women, have become the most widespread challenge to the authoritarian government since 2009. Yesterday, students and teachers at more than 20 universities staged a mass strike.
Crackdown: On Monday, Iranian authorities said 41 protesters had been killed and more than 1,200 had been arrested. Human rights groups said the toll was probably much higher.
Source: The New York Times