Iran calls on Iraq to deploy forces in borderlines to keep Kurdish rebels away

13:46, July 28, 2011      

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A senior commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said Wednesday that the guard's forces would continue destructive and invasive operations against the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) group until the deployment of Iraqi forces in the borders, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

The unnamed military official said that, "Iraqi government should deploy police and military forces across shared borders to protect the region," said the report.

The official said that IRGC forces have killed over 50 PJAK " terrorist" members, wounded 100 others and captivated some others over recent weeks.

In the fresh clashes which erupted this month between Iran's IRGC and the PJAK militants, dozens were killed and injured from both sides.

The PJAK is a militant Kurdish nationalist group, which has been accused by Iran of carrying out numerous attacks against the Iranian troops in western Iran.

Iran believes that PJAK has close ties to Turkey's outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), and that both groups are sheltering in bases in the mountainous region of northern Iraq.

Iran has recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with the Iraqi Kurdish region. Western Iran witnessed regular armed clashes between security forces and Kurdish militant parties, in particular PJAK.

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