Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan

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Komala
Komełey Şorrişgêrrî Zehmetkêşanî Kurdistanî Êran (KŞZK)
Leader Abdullah Mohtadi[1]
Founded 1969; 49 years ago (1969)[1]
Headquarters Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
Ideology Kurdish nationalism
Communism
Maoism[1]
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran
International affiliation Socialist International (Observer)
Progressive Alliance
UNPO
Colors      Red
Party flag
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Website
Komala

Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan (Kurdish: كۆمه‌ڵه‌ی شۆڕشگێڕی زه‌حمه‌تكێشانی كوردستانی ئێران‎, translit. Komełey Şorrişgêrrî Zehmetkêşanî Kurdistanî Êran, lit. 'Revolutionary Workers' Society of Iranian Kurdistan'), simply known as the Komalah (Kurdish: Komełe‎; Persian: کومله‎), is an armed communist ethnic party of Kurds in Iran, exiled in northern Iraq.[1] Komalah has been engaged in guerrilla warfare against the Iranian government, notably during the 1979 Kurdish rebellion and the Iran–Iraq War. It was also involved in armed activity against the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI) from 1984 to 1991.

The organization has "no strong influence among the Kurds in Iran", according to Rodi Hevian.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rodi Hevian (Summer 2013). "THE MAIN KURDISH POLITICAL PARTIES IN IRAN, IRAQ, SYRIA, AND TURKEY: A RESEARCH GUIDE". Middle East Review of International Affairs. Herzliya, Israel: Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs. 17 (2).