September 2006 Sardasht incident

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September 2006 Iran-Iraq cross-border raid
Part of Iran–PJAK conflict
Date September, 2006
Location Sardasht
Belligerents
Iran Iran Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK)
Casualties and losses
30+ killed, 40 injured (Iranian claim)

September 2006 Sardasht incident or the September 2006 Iran-Iraq cross-border raid was a military operation on Iran-Iraqi Kurdistan border, in which at least 30 Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) were allegedly killed by Iranian security forces and 40 injured.[1]

Following the clash a PJAK spokesman inside Iraq declared an immediate, unilateral ceasefire.[1] A senior Iranian military spokesman Hamid Ahmadi rejected the call, saying: "A ceasefire with a terrorist group doesn't make any sense."[1]

The fighting came a week after the Revolutionary Guards announced a new military offensive against PJAK, or the Free Life party of Kurdistan, with the intention of driving them from their positions in Iran.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d David Batty. "Iranian forces kill Kurdish rebels near Iraq border". the Guardian. Retrieved 29 November 2014.