Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kurds on the Attack in Iran- As Predicted ......

Here, at the blog, nearly a year ago.....

The latest:

Reports have emerged that Kurdish insurgents attacked Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) troops near the country’s border with Iraq, an incident only briefly mentioned by Iranian media.

Media outlets based in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government reported on the Wednesday fighting, with ARA News saying that Kurdish combatants staged an assault against IRGC troops in the villages of Hamran, Myouni and Sartaja outside the border town of Sardasht.

“This led the Iranian forces to [deploy] additional military reinforcements to the region in a bid to face the unexpected fierce offensive,” the news site added.

Rudaw News, in turn, cited witnesses in the three villages as saying that clashes were ongoing as helicopters circled overhead.

“At least 15 ambulances were seen rushing into areas where security forces were deployed,” the report also said.

Iranian media has remained mostly mum in its coverage of the fighting, however the state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported Thursday that a funeral was held for two IRGC members killed in “clashes” in Sardasht.

However, the report did not go into further details on the violence.

As of yet, none of the anti-Tehran Kurdish factions based in the area have claimed credit for the military operation, however Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya television quoted local activists as saying that fighters in from the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) took part in the deadly clashes.

The PDKI, for its part, touted the fighting on its official Twitter account, claiming on Wednesday that more than 10 IRGC soldiers had died in Sardasht.

It also said that two Iranian helicopters had deployed to the region in a bid to aid “a large group of Revolutionary Guards that [were] suffering heavy losses,” adding that Iranian troops were shelling positions in the Myouni mountains.

The PDKI—a left-wing Kurdish nationalist group formed in 1945—announced on February 26 that it was restarting its “armed resistance against the Islamic Republic of Iran” and claimed an attack against a Basij base in the village of Majid Khan.

The group waged a deadly insurgency against Iranian authorities from 1989 to 1996, after which it maintained a peaceful policy until it purportedly engaged Iranian troops in the fall of 2015.

Another Kurdish opposition faction in Iran, the Kurdistan Freedom Party, announced Friday that it too was resuming its armed operations in Iran.

“Iran is at the doorstep of a wide-scale armed uprising… that will include all off its cities,” the commander of the PAK’s armed wing, Hussein Yazdanpana, told Asharq Alawsat.

From August 2015 : P5+1 is a distraction. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border

"The seeds of an Iranian destabilization are being  sown-
All the while the destruction of Turkey by Kurdish forces is on full display, for those with eyes to see"

Last month  : Iran's Forgotten Kurds Step Up the Struggle- So The Media Promotion Begins

  The relinked blog post points out the attacks by PKK that took place on both Iranian and Turkish interests- Most chose to ignore this news. I did not!  Since the time of the relinked post I've repeated on several occasions that Iran is being set up for the fall- And the Kurds will be the destabilizers, reprising their role in Syria, Turkey and Iraq. Not Barzani's kurds- Nope. The PKK.

I've even spelled out how this was possible using the mountain ranges that border the 4 nations:
Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2

In the last 24 hours:

Lavrov: Turkey & Saudi Arabia No Ground Operations in Syria- But, Norway....


  1. Morning Penny,

    Fars news this mmorning
    Iran to Continue Support for Iraqi KRG's War on Terror

    as you know, that's Barzani's klan
    I wonder if Russia / Iran are using to an extent the Kurds for the better good of the whole for now, at least..
    If not, the whole thing has me stumped, I get lost in a sea of capital letter groups :)

    1. Dyke seems to be the Yon of Mosul

    2. Ahmet Davutoglu resigns. The post Erdogan Phoenix?

    3. good morning karin!

      Yup, KRG would be the Barzani crowd.
      From what I understand the Barzani crowd has kept the peace, mostly, with Iran and Turkey-
      Which is why the PKK is less then impressed with Barzani- I suspect, it's early in the game still, but nonetheless I suspect Nashirwin Mustafa is going to be the political face of a unified Kurdistan under PKK rule

    4. AnonymousMay 5, 2016 at 7:22 AM

      Ahmet Davutoglu resigns. The post Erdogan Phoenix?

      I saw that, it was going to be the next item posted
      and Yup

    5. AnonymousMay 5, 2016 at 6:46 AM

      thanks, that's a new name!

    6. Well, I've been calling the duo The Prez & Wily. Wily always seemed to have the look on his face like he had a secret nobody knew but him. Western media seems to be playing this down while RT was all over it as soon as his presser ended - not sure who Turkey's worst enemy is Russia or kurds or NATO??
      He was credited with "sealing the deal" on migrants and also meeting more requirements to join EU & getting country closer to EU membership, so the idea that he would rise again makes sense.
      Yesterday when rumors of his resignation started coming from all places there were reports that they differed on restarting peace talks with kurds, jailing journalists and the removal of HDP immunity. Don't know how true those are cuz his statement was so vague.

    7. Thanks SP!
      Davutoglu was credited with sealing the migrants deal?
      That's interesting.
      Plus cozying up to the EU?
      Hmm... In other words he's in a good position to grab the reins?
      I'll keep that under my hat- thanks!

    8. @SP,
      ' Wily always seemed to have the look on his face like he had a secret nobody knew but him'

      you nailed it. I call him the weasel these days.

    9. @ rouge k

      Now be nice to animals - Wily is worse than any weasel. lol :-)

  2. Hey Penny -
    This just came across my newsfeed. Not sure if it's important or related but it is VERY interesting. Too many details not to be true:

    An Iraqi security official revealed that an Israeli woman intelligence officer arrested in the holy city of Najaf holding American identity card journalist. Iraqi security secret service discovered and arrested her immediately. The judge in charge of this issue ordered her release under US pressure. Iraqi interior minister after reviewing the details of the case ordered Najaf intelligence Directorate to keep her under arrest to be transferred immediately to Baghdad.

    In the end, as a result of increased US pressure on Iraqi officials, she has been released and handed over to US forces.

    Women information that has been captured by:

    Name: Baras Tamir Aviva. Born 24 | 6 | 1986. Place of birth: Tel Aviv. Identity Number: 026559518

    Israeli passport number: 21488124 date of issue of the passport: 26 | 3 | 2014 expiry date. 25 | 3 | 2024


    – This is the first time an Israeli intelligence officer identified and arrested.
    – Some news spread that the intelligence chief in Najaf on the background of this incident will be fired.
    – Recently, Iraqi security forces discovered a safe haven in Kadhimiya in which Israeli agents were residing.


    Iraqi security forces detained a female Israeli intelligence officer, disguised as an American journalist, in a hotel downtown the Iraqi city of Najaf, but was immediately released under US pressure.

    After closely reviewing the case, the Iraqi interior minister ordered Najaf intelligence Directorate to keep her under custody and pass her on to the authorities in Baghdad.

    However, as a result of the increased US pressure on senior Iraqi officials, the spy was released and handed over to US forces.

    This is the first time an Israeli intelligence officer is identified and arrested. However, security forces discovered a safe haven in Kadhimiya which was extensively used by Israeli agents

    Local sources informed that the intelligence chief in Najaf resigned after the woman was eventually released.

    Al-Masdar News managed to obtain the personal information of the arrested woman.

    1. Thanks Penny - I was too tired to fix the text. That's how it was interpreted automatically. Yours was easier to read in english :-)