“It is unimportant if a plane with pinpoint-striking capability flies above a region and targets a terrorist and guerilla group 2km away; we did a greater job and hit their meeting room from regions 300km, 500km and 700km away,” IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, addressing a forum in the Northern city of Qazvin on Wednesday.
He explained that the terrorists were at the command center when the IRGC missiles hit and destroyed two rooms of the citadel, where a meeting was underway without damaging other rooms.
General Hajizadeh added that “a representative of the Zionist regime was also present at the meeting room”.
The IRGC in a statement in September confirmed the September 9 missile strikes against the headquarters of the KDP-I terrorist group in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, vowing harsher response if terrorist attacks continued.
The statement said that the missile strikes were launched after the terrorist group launched attacks on bordering areas in Iran, fomented insecurity and conducted sabotage acts in West Azarbaijan, Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces in Western Iran.
“The IRGC Aerospace Force’s missile unit in cooperation with the IRGC Ground Force’s drone unit targeted the headquarters and a meeting of the leaders of a filthy and criminal grouplet and a center for training affiliated terrorists with 7 short-range ground-to-ground missiles yesterday (Saturday),” it added, noting that the center was destroyed and tens of leaders and key agents of the grouplet were killed and wounded.
The statement underlined that the missile attacks were launched after the ringleaders of the terrorist groups neglected the serious warnings of the Iraqi Kurdistan region officials about the Islamic Republic’s determination to remove their bases and end their aggressive and terrorist acts against Iran.
It underlined the Iranian security and Armed Forces’ vigilance to safeguard the country’s territories, warning the terrorist groups that there will be more crushing response if they risk to resume attacks on the Islamic Republic.
The Iranian missiles targeted the headquarters of the KDP-I and the Democratic Party of the Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) terrorist groups in Koya.
The missiles specifically targeted the KDP-I’s political bureau, the PDKI’s training center, and a Peshmerga complex.
According to the KDP-I’s statement, the bombardment killed 14 members of the two parties and injured 40 more. The Secretary of KDP-I, Mustafa Mawludi, and his predecessor, Khalid Azizi, were also among those wounded during the attack.
The party also revealed the identities of the fallen members, which were: Karim Mahdawi (Karim Saqzi), Ibrahim Ibrahimi (Braim Zewayi), Nasrin Hadad, Rahman Piroti, Suhaila Qadri, Hashim Azizi, Osman Osmani, Karim Rasulzada (Mam Sherko), Hawre Karsaz (Hawre Shekhani), Peshawa Said Omar, Jamal Akbari, and Mansour Akbaripur.
The statement mentioned that two Peshmerga members of the other party, the PDKI, were also killed.