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20 May 2020 | 12:02 PM UTC

Iran: Suspected Kurdish separatists kill IRGC officer in Mariwan county (Kurdistan province) May 19

Iran News Alert

Suspected Kurdish separatists kill one Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) soldier in clashes in Mariwan county (Kurdistan province) on May 19; further attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Kurdistan province, Iran


At least one Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) soldier and two suspected Kurdish separatists were killed in clashes which occurred on Tuesday, May 19, in Mariwan county (Kurdistan province). Reports indicate that the clashes broke out at approximately 14:40 (local time) between Rashadi and Doisa villages. A further four separatists were wounded in the fighting. No group has claimed immediate responsibility for the incident.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area. Similar attacks and clashes are possible in the near term.  


Individuals in Kurdistan province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant and criminal activity, anticipate continued military operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.


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