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Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Iran follows Turkey in bombarding civilians in border areas of Iraq's Kurdistan Region.
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SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — On the heels of the recent Turkish bombardment of villages on the border areas of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Iranian artillery on July 10-11 shelled the Sidakan border area in Erbil province, killing a civilian and wounding two.

The Sidakan — or Bradost — area, 70 kilometers (43 miles) northeast of the capital city of Erbil, is a mountainous triangle area extending from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to neighboring Iran and Turkey. Turkey and Iran frequently bombard the area, claiming they are targeting fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and armed Kurdish parties that oppose Tehran, but bombardments and military operations often lead to civilian casualties.

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