The Fars News Agency has released footage documenting the September 28 Iranian strikes on the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
The strikes, which were carried out by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), targeted positions of Kurdish-Iranian opposition groups, including the Kurdistan Freedom Party, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, the Free Life Party of Kurdistan and the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan. The strikes were a part of a military operation that was launched by the guards’ Ground Forces on September 24.
The footage released by Fars News Agency documents the firing of dozens of Fath 360 precision-guided missiles at 42 positions of Kurdish-Iranian insurgents in different parts of Kurdistan. The missiles were fired from mobile multiple launchers.
The Fath 360 missile has a maximum range of 120 kilometers. The missile, which is guided by a satellite-aided Inertial navigation system, carries a 150 kg warhead and has a top speed of Mach 4. Each Fath 360 launcher can carry up to six missiles preloaded in sealed containers.
Beside Fath 360 missiles, the IRGC attacked several positions of Kurdish-Iranian insurgents with Shahed-136 suicide drone.
The Shahed-136 has a range of 2,500 kilometers and can carry a 50 kg warhead. The drone is also guided by a satellite-aided Inertial navigation system. Several Videos showing Shahed-136 drones impacting their targets in Kurdistan surfaced online after the strikes.
According to the Health Ministry in the Kurdistan Region, at least 13 people were killed and 58 others were wounded as a result of the Iranian strikes.
The strikes condemned by the Kurdistan Region Government as well as the Iraqi Foreign Ministry. However, the IRGC said that its operation against Kurdish-Iranian insurgents will continue. The operation appears to be a response to Kurdish-led protests in Iran, which the government says they are backed by foreign powers.