Date: Mon, 5 Aug 1996 19:23:54 GMT
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Subject: Iran Attacks Kurdistan Democratic Party Of Iran In Iraq

Statement From The Political Bureau Of Kurdish Democratic Party Of Iran (KDPI)

5 August, 1996

Dear countrymen!
Respectful people of Kurdistan!
All freedom-lovers in the world!

As can be seen and as we had warned earlier, the Islamic Republic regime [of Iran] has implemented its treacherous plot by attacking the centre of KDPI and the families of Iranian Kurdish refugees by trespassing into the territory of its neighbouring country.

In the night of the 5th and the beginning hours of 6th of Gelawij [Iranian month Mordad] 1375, that is July 27, 1996, a force of some thousands of Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Iran equipped with all kinds of heavy guns such as artillery (cannons), Katyushas and tanks entered from Mariwan border into the territory of Iraq and that night reached Suleymaniya and took up positions in Muesker el-Salam. Less than 24 hours after reaching there, they faced the region where the base of the Political Bureau is located. Around the night of July 28, they penetrated into a very strategic point in that region.

At 6:30 in the morning on July 28, the invading forces started to fire shells at the Party's base and at the Iranian Kurdish refugees camp. This is still going on and at 10:00 in the morning of the same day, they started their land invasion and heavy fighting is continuing between the reactionary forces of Pasdaran and the Pishmarg forces of the Party.

At this time that we expose their savage invasion, we ask all countrymen, all members of the Party, and political organisations and any international group and association to do any thing that they can to stop this invasion by the Iranian regime and don't let this act against humanity end without a response.

Political Bureau of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI)
July 28, 1996

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