Militarization of the Targawar region of ​​Urmia and artillery shelling by the Iranian-Islamic Revolutionary Border Guards

Militarization of the Targawar region of ​​Urmia and artillery shelling by the Iranian-Islamic Revolutionary Border Guards

14:58 - 14 November 2020


 Hengaw : After yesterday's armed clash near the borders of Urmia and the killing of 3 Iranian Border Guards , today the Iranian-Islamic Revolutionary Guards forces shelled the location of the clash . Reports that military helicopters are patrolling the area.

 According to a report received by Hengaw Human Rights Organization, around noon on Saturday, November 14, 2020, Iranian-Islamic Revolutionary Guards forces militarized the Targawar  border heights, especially the mountains of Bardarash , and shelled these heights.

 Hengaw’s correspondent in Urmia reported that several military helicopters were also patrolling the area.

 The move comes after clashes broke out yesterday between Iranian-Islamic Revolutionary Border Guards Regiment and a Kurdish opposition party.  As a result of the clash, 2  officers and 1 Border Regiment soldier were killed and 4 others were wounded.