„Kurdistan Region – Iran may have used ‚chemical weapons‘ against 12 Kurdish guerrilla fighters killed on October 4 in clashes between Iranian security forces and the East Kurdistan Defence Forces (YRK) in western Iran, the group claimed on Tuesday adding that they will seek revenge for the deaths. ‚The enemy with the intensive use of its air and ground forces attacked our comrades. There is a suspicion that chemical weapons may have been used. Also, according to the information we have obtained, there is a possibility that our comrades had been poisoned by mercenaries. That is why the Iranian forces were able to easily conduct an assault against our comrades and martyr 12 of our comrades,‘ reads a statement published on the website of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK), the political wing of the YRK.
The YRK also published the names and photographs of all 12 fighters, men ranging in age from 19 to 34. The clash happened near Salasbajani town in Kermanshah, in western Iran. The leadership council for PJAK said this incident, yet again proved that Iran had breached the terms of the ceasefire between the two sides. (…) The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) reported last Tuesday that they had killed 12 militants of a “terrorist” group near the Iraqi border, in the same area mentioned by the YRK. (…) The IRGC commander described the group as ‚affiliated with the anti-revolutionary and terrorist groups that receive support from the US and the Zionist regime of Israel.‘“
(Bericht auf Rudaw: „Iran. Kurdish guerrillas suspect Iran used chemical weapons against them“)
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