Tehran and Ankara are simultaneously targeting Kurdish opposition bases in the mountainous border areas of Haji Omaran in the Kurdistan region, local officials told Avatoday on Wednesday.
Photos and videos received by Avatoday earlier this week showed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) deploying heavy weapons at the area.
A commander of the Kurdistan Democratic Party -Iran (PDK-I) told Avatoday on Wednesday that they have been under artillery shelling for two consecutive days, adding that no Kurdish forces have been wounded or killed due to the attacks.
“We believe, from the weapon that they have deployed at the sites, they might also launch a ground operation,” he said on condition of anonymity, “but we are fully prepared.”
The military operation coincided with a recent visit of Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Ankara. “Iran and Turkey have a very close tie,” Zarif said during his visit, adding that “the two countries have many common interests.”
At the same time, Turkey was shelling bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the mountainous area of the Kurdistan region.
There has been suspicions that Turkey and Iran are in coordination against the Kurdish opposition forces.