Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
12 juill. 2019 | 18h08 UTC

Iraq: Iranian forces reportedly strike Kurdish militant targets in Iraqi Kurdistan July 10-11

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

Iranian forces strike Kurdish militant positions in Iraq's Kurdistan region July 10-11; similar airstrikes possible over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2019, 12h00 until 16/7/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Iraqi Kurdistan


Media reports indicate that Iranian forces have conducted cross-border airstrikes against Kurdish militant positions in Iraq's Kurdistan region, near the Iraqi-Iranian border, on Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11. The airstrikes on July 10 reportedly targeted two border villages, killing one person and wounding two others, while the July 11 attack targeted militant positions on Mount Halgord near Choman district (Erbil province).

Similar attacks targeting Iranian-Kurdish militant positions are possible in Iraq's Kurdistan region over the coming days.


The airstrikes were carried out following the killings of two members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 8 in Piranshahr (western Azerbaijan), which Tehran has attributed to Iranian-Kurdish opposition groups.

Turkey has also carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq since 2015 despite objections by the Iraqi government. In January 2019, the Turkish military conducted airstrikes against suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in Iraq's Dohuk province; at least four civilians were killed in the incident. While the Iraqi government criticized the conduct of foreign military operations on its soil, the Turkish government indicated it would "continue [its operations in Iraq] without interruption." Lack of substantive Iraqi retaliation for Turkish airstrikes within their territory has encouraged Iranian military forces to carry out their own airstrikes in Iraq, targeting suspected Kurdish militants, without significant fear of Iraqi reprisal.


Individuals in Kurdistan region are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. Seek shelter immediately in the event of a missile attack.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées