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Iran conducts operations against PJAK
Members of the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group (file photo).
Members of the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group (file photo).
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Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has carried out crushing military operations against the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group.


The operations took place in the Qandil and Haji Ebrahim districts of Piranshahr and the Dowlatu district of Sardasht in Iran's province of Western Azarbaijan on Monday night, the IRGC Ground Forces said in a statement Tuesday, IRNA reported.

Several teams of the PJAK terrorist group were dismantled during the operations.

The statement also said that Iran would continue efforts to root out the group.

Earlier on Monday, thirty five PJAK members were killed during a clash with IRGC forces in Iran's northwest.

Iran recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along the border with Iraq's Kurdistan. Military maneuvers are being held with the aim of stabilizing the border area.

Members of the PJAK -- an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party -- regularly engage in armed clashes with security forces along Iran's western border with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

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