Iran launches air raid into Iraq

AFP reports: 

Iraq’s Kurdish regional government on Sunday condemned an Iranian air raid against alleged separatists inside Iraq but also called on Kurdish militants to cease cross-border attacks. . .

Iranian helicopters attacked three Iraqi Kurdish villages in a cross-border raid on Saturday — the first time Iran has used aircraft against Kurdish rebels. There were no reports of casualties.

The bombardments appeared to have targeted the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), an Iranian Kurdish separatist group which has launched attacks on Iran from rear-supply bases in the mountains of northern Iraq.

(Via Danger Room, via Hot Air.)

I can’t condemn Iran for crossing the border to fight insurgents, but seeing as Iran itself is training and equipping insurgents to fight in Iraq, this might not be a wise precedent for them to set.

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