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Iran launches strikes on militant bases in Pakistan

Iran launches strikes on militant bases in Pakistan Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Iran has declared that on Tuesday, January 16, it attacked two bases of the militant group Jaysh al-Dhulm in Pakistan, reports Tasnim.

According to Iranian media, the militant bases were destroyed by precision missile and drone strikes. However, the central focus of the operation was reportedly the region known as Kouh-Sabz (green mountain) in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, considered by Iran as one of the major centers for Jeysh al-Dhulm militants.

Iran's strike on the Iraqi city of Erbil

Late in the evening on January 15, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran launched a series of strikes on the city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region in Iraq. Strikes targeted eight locations near the U.S. consulate. Shortly after, Erbil airport ceased operations following "very intense bombardment." At least four people were reported dead as a result of the city of Erbil shelling.

Later, it was revealed that during Iran's attack on the city of Erbil in Iraq, Kurdish businessman Peshraw Dzayi and several members of his family were killed. He owned several major companies, including Empire and Falcon Group.

Terrorist attacks in Pakistan

On January 30 of this year, a terrorist attack occurred in the northwestern city of Peshawar, Pakistan, in a mosque, resulting in the death of over 80 people, with 57 others injured.

In February, militants attacked the police chief's office in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city. Seven people died in the terrorist act.

Additionally, on July 30, a suicide bomber detonated himself at a gathering, killing 44 people and injuring nearly 200.