One killed in Iran strikes on northern Iraq: Kurdish party

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At least one fighter was killed in fresh Iranian strikes on Kurdish opposition groups based in northern Iraq, an Iranian-Kurdish party said Monday.

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“A member of the peshmerga was killed in an Iranian strike on the area of Koysinjaq,” also known as Koya, late Sunday, Ali Boudaghi, an official from the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, told AFP.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed Monday morning they had launched cross-border missile and drone strikes overnight on Kurdish Iranian opposition groups in Iraq, labelling them “separatist anti-Iranian terrorist groups.”

The groups “have been the target since the morning of a new series of missile and drone attacks by the ground force of the Revolutionary Guards,” they said in statement.

Following the Iranian strikes, the government of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region later on Monday condemned the “unjustifiable violations.”

“The repeated violations that undermine the sovereignty of Iraq and the Kurdistan region are unjustifiable,” a statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government said.

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