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Two IRGC members killed in armed clashes in western Iran - statement

  2021-04-22  | 
 Zhyan News Network
An Iranian border guard keeps watch at a border post in southeastern Iran. File Photo byAFP)
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Two members of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed in clashes with the armed opposition in a border area in western Iran.

The IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Base unit said in a statement that four including two of its members and two opposition members were killed in clashes in a border area in Marivan city in Kurdistan province at 08:05 pm local time on Wednesday, according to pro-IRGC Tasnim news agency.

The clash happened in the heights of Chinara village on the outskirts of Marivan, according to Hengaw Organization for Human Rights.

The Iranian military unit said the clash erupted with an anti-revolution team, a term used by Iran to mean the armed Kurdish opposition that are active in the border areas between Iran and the Kurdistan Region. 

In July 2018, the Kurdish forces attacked a border post belonging to the IRGC’s unit, killing eleven Iranian security personnel, the Iranian-state run news agency added.

On Friday, a group affiliated with the pro-Kurdish Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) claimed responsibility for killing an IRGC member in retaliation for murdering one of their Peshmerga members in Ziwya village in West Azerbaijan’s Piranshahr province.

(Zhyan English)