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Homes of Peshmerga families raided in West Azerbaijan's Dizay Margawar

  2021-03-24  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A number of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) Peshmerga fighters=. Photo by KDPI on Twitter (File)
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The Intelligence Organization of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on Tuesday (March 23) raided several homes belonging to the families of the exiled Peshmerga fighters in Dizayi Margawar area in West Azerbaijan province after some armed Peshmerga fighters walked freely and joined urban Newroz celebrations in several cities in western Iran.

On the night of March 21, several video clips went viral featuring a number of Peshmerga members holding AK-47 assault rifle and the Kurdistan Flag in traditional clothing bearing logos from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) walked freely in several cities including Oshnavieh, Elam, Baneh and others.

Based in the Kurdistan Region, the KDPI is a Kurdish opposition party that has waged an intermittent armed struggle against the Iranian authorities since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iran intermittently shells the border areas and KDPI bases in the Kurdistan Region.  

The party calls for self-determination of the Kurdish people and has been described as seeking either separatism or autonomy within a federal system.

“On March 23, the Ettela'at [intelligence] of the IRGC attacked the families of the Kurdistan Peshmerga and threatened them not to see light again after their houses and work places were searched,” said KDPI-affiliated Kurdistan Media, claiming that the families “have been summoned and threatened in most of the Kurdistan cities over the past few days.”

“The Peshmerga families have been told not to divulge the summons,” claimed the outlet. 

(Zhyan English)