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Iran Fires Into Northern Iraq, Targeting Kurdish Separatist Base

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has attacked a militant group’s base located in the north of neighboring Iraq, state media reported.

Iran has faced more than a week of protests and unrest over the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, who died in custody after being detained by the regime’s morality police. More than 140 protesters have been killed and at least 5,000 arrested, according to sources inside Tehran.

The protests, which started in Amini’s home province of Kurdistan, have spread to more than 130 cities across the country and in all 31 provinces.

The official government news agency IRNA said the IRGC ground forces fired artillery from positions within Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province on September 24, attacking what it described as a “terrorist group” based across the border.

The IRGC-affiliated Tasnim news agency said the attacks targeted the bases of Kurdish separatist groups in the north of Iraq.

The IRGC attacks were in response to the support of the separatist group for the recent unrest in the country, as well as their attempt to import weapons into Iran, the report said.

Iran has faced more than a week of protests and unrest over the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, who died in custody after being detained by Tehran’s morality police.

The protests, which started in Amini’s home province of Kurdistan, have spread to dozens of cities across the country.

With reporting from RFE/RL

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