Iran's attacks on South Kurdistan leave 13 people, including a pregnant woman, dead and 58 injured
According to the new balance sheet, 13 people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in Iran's attacks on South Kurdistan with drones and missiles on Wednesday, and 58 people, mostly civilians, were injured.
While the popular uprising in Iran continued, East Kurdistan forces and civilians in South Kurdistan became the target of Tehran's attack.
The bases of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK-I), the Iranian Kurdistan Revolutionary Workers' Community (Komele) and the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) in the Sulaymaniyah and Hewlêr regions were heavily bombed.
According to the South Kurdistan anti-terrorist services, 13 people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the attacks, and 58 people, mostly civilians, were injured. Three reporters from the K24 television channel are among the injured.
Ballistic missiles and tens of drones
The statement added that the region was bombed more than 70 times with ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones.
According to the Baghdad government, the attack was carried out with 20 bomb-laden drones.
While the Baghdad and Hewler administrations condemned the attacks, Centcom, the US military command in the Middle East, announced that they shot down a drone that was heading towards Hewler on Wednesday afternoon and "seemed to be a threat to Centcom forces".
Washington denounced the "unacceptable attacks" on Iraqi sovereignty, while London urged Tehran to "stop their indiscriminate bombardment".
Berlin too described this tension as "unacceptable". Paris, on the other hand, condemned Tehran's "blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty".