The history of Kurdish struggles
in South Kurdstan (Iran and Iraq)

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Kurds in Iraq
From Workers World, 24 March 1995. Pro-PKK critique of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in South Kurdistan/northern Iraq.
The Northern Iraq operation: Turkey entered U.S.-supervised territory
By Dogu Perincek, Chairman of the Workers' Party, Turkey, Turkish Daily News, 3 April 1995.
Iraq, Kurdish Communists meet on recent developments
From Iraqi Letter, published by the ICP, reprinted in the People's Weekly World, 1 July 1995.
Iraqi Opposition Describes Mass Execution Near Irbil
Press reports from Washington Post and Associated Press. 1 September 1996. Summary execution of cadres and mass arrests of followers of Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
U.S.-backed Turkish massacre
By Andy McInerney, Workers World, 29 May 1997. On 14 May 1997 some 40,000 Turkish troops, backed by the U.S., invaded northern Iraq to strike at Kurdish liberation forces in the area. The Turkish government says it invaded at the request of Kurdish Democratic Party leader Massoud Bar zani. The KDP owes its control of northern Iraq to the United States partition of Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War.
Israel involved in Turkish invasion, says report
By Ibrahim J. Ibrahim, in The Baghdad Observer, 11 June 1997. The success of the Turkish operation can be attributed to the involvement of Tel Aviv and Washington.
Ankara bombs northern Iraq
Brief news report from the Militant, 13 October 1997. Bombing of 15 Kurdish camps near the Iranian and Syrian borders. Turkey labeled it as routine and limited.
PKK General Secretary: We Have Strengthened Our Position
KIZ Press Statement, 30 October 1997. An overview of the present situation in South Kurdistan, with reference to the recent tensions in the region following Turkey's latest invasion. Statement is that of Abdullah Ocalan (PKK).