(Yes, Greater Kurdistan requires a nice little chunk of Iran as well. Keep that in mind as you liberal Erdogan-bashers keep fanning the flames for regime change in Turkey. Obama’s nation-building effort isn’t going to stop there.)
from Asharq al-Awsat
Over the past few days, fierce battles between the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the opposing Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) forces led to the demise of over eight IRGC troops and left 14 others injured, reported the KDP.
Most clashes took place northwest Iran in Oshnavieh city, situated at the border zone, wedged between Iran, Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan.
As a result of IRGC shelling Oshnavieh and its vicinity, a large number of Kurdish civilians were killed and injured Thursday morning, KDP forces reported. On the other hand, the IRGC recounted the death of three of its fighters.
Moreover, KDP leader Rustam Jhankiri told Asharq Al Awsat that battles fought in Oshnavieh killed and injured 20 IRGC members among which is assistant commander Maj. Gen. Samad Bostani.
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