Iran says its troops kill 30 Kurd rebels in new border push

By REUTERS
September 3, 2011 19:50

 
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TEHRAN - Iran said its troops killed or wounded 30 Kurdish rebels in a fresh assault on the mountainous border with Iraq where witnesses reported fierce fighting and shelling on Saturday.

A commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said the military push was launched after giving the rebels a one-month "grace period" during Ramadan to withdraw from the area from where they have launched ambushes and sabotage attacks on gas pipelines.

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