Iran’s cross-border attacks continue as dissident groups remain defiant

Joint Erbil-Baghdad talks to improve border policing have so far failed to answer Tehran’s concerns about dissident groups in Iraqi Kurdistan allegedly supporting Iran’s protest movement.
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) inspects damage at the party office following a cross-border attack by Iran on the Iraqi Kurdish town of Koysinjaq, eastern Erbil province, on Nov. 26, 2022. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP via Getty Images)

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA/BAGHDAD - As Iran continues its cross-border campaign of drone and missile attacks against dissident groups in Iraqi Kurdistan, 30-year-old Mohammed relays the events on the ground in short messages, the curt sentences telling of their urgency.

“Last night they bombed our camp and our base, and also they hit our camp near Erbil.”

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