Iran: Iran and Kurdish Peshmerga rebels both claim multiple deaths on the opposite side in heavy fighting
Both Iranian forces and Kurdish rebels announced over ten dead on the opposite side on Saturday in sustained fighting in northeastern Iran the night before near the town of Oshnavieh (Shno), not far from the border of the Kurdistan Region.
“Heavy clashes erupted between Kurdistan’s #Peshmerga Forces and #Iran’s terrorist #IRGC at 01:00,” read an online statement released by the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), adding, “The clash lasted for 5 hours and according to initial reports 12 IRGC terrorist were killed.”
According to an Iranian statement, a “ground force” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) successfully repelled an attack by “a well-equipped terrorist team affiliated with international arrogance and foreign intelligence services intending to infiltrate the country from the border area,” killing 11 of them.
The IRGC claims, as reported by the Iranian Mashregh news agency, included that they seized “significant amounts of weapons, ammunition, and communication equipment.”