Iran guard deals another lethal blow to PJAK group
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested and annihilated several teams of mobs and PJAK terrorist group in northwest Iran, ISNA reported.
Many members of the group were killed by native Kurd Basij forces Tuesday night following prosecution of rebel terrorist cell in the town of Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan.
Based on a report released by the IRGC Ground Force Public Relations, PJAK terrorists and rebels fled the area after heavy losses, but bodies of mercenaries remained in the region.
"Zealous forces of IRGC and native Kurd Basij forces in the region would continue their confrontational, defense and security measures to maintain stability," the report added.
On Monday, July 18, IRGC has taken full control of a camp linked to the PJAK terrorist cell near the Iraqi border.
Delavar Ranjbarzadeh, a top IRGC commander, said that a large number of the anti-revolution PJAK members have been killed in clashes with the IRGC forces in southwestern Iran near the border with Iraq.
The IRGC disbanded the PJAK cell early on Sunday, July 17, following hours-long gun battle between the two sides in the northwestern city of Sardasht, situated 472 kilometers (293 miles) west of the Iranian capital of Tehran in the West Azarbaijan Province.
Iran has recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
The purpose of the deployment is holding military maneuvers with the aim of stabilizing the border area and fighting counterrevolutionary groups.
Members of the terrorist PJAK group - an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - regularly engage in armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country's western borders with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.