IRGC Attacks Kurdish Opposition in Iraq

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On September 8, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attacked Kurdish opposition targets in Iraq, using surface-to-surface missiles. Al Jazeera reported that seven missiles “hit the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the town of Koya, 300 km north of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.” An IRGC statement confirming the strike said the group’s drone division also participated in the attack. Over a dozen were killed and 42 wounded. Reports have not yet confirmed the type of missiles fired.

Update: September 19

In the strike, Iran employed Fateh-110 short-range road mobile ballistic missiles, a single-stage solid-fueled variant of the Zelzal-2 with an approximate range between 200 and 300 km.

Koya is also known as Koysinjaq, Iraq. The KDPI is an Iranian Kurdish resistance group regarded by Tehran as a terrorist organization.

Iranian Guards claims missile attack on Iraq-based Kurd dissidents, Reuters

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Missile Defense Project, "IRGC Attacks Kurdish Opposition in Iraq," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 10, 2018, last modified September 19, 2018,