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Tehran strikes Kurdish opponents in Iraq as protests over Mahsa Amini’s death convulse Iran

Iran ramps up its bombing campaign in northern Iraq in what Iraqi Kurds argue is an attempt to divert the world's attention from the killing of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini.
Smoke billows on the horizon in the village of Altrun Kupri, in the Sherawa region, south of Erbil in Iraq's Kurdistan, where a base of the Kurdistan Freedom Party is located, on Sept. 28, 2022.

Iran unleashed a wave of missiles and drones on the headquarters of three separate Iranian Kurdish opposition groups based in Iraqi Kurdistan today, killing at least nine people and wounding 32 others, the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health said, adding that it expected the death toll to rise.

The attacks, among the fiercest since Iran resumed its targeting of the Kurdish opposition over the past few days, took place as demonstrations against the beating to death by morality police of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, continued across the country.

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