Last updated: 18 July, 2011

Iran ‘takes control’ of Kurdish camps in Iraq

Iran has taken “full control” of three camps of the Iranian Kurdish rebel PJAK movement inside neighbouring Iraq, a a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards told the official IRNA news agency on Monday.

“All the three camps on Iraqi soil that were backing the terrorist group have fallen under our control and we have full control of the area,” said Colonel Delavar Ranjbarzadeh, who commands Revolutionary Guards in the border town of Sardasht. He added that operations launched on Saturday inside Iraq was still continuing in other areas.