Kurdish separatist groups involved in attack on Iranian military facility: Report
The Mossad has been blamed for the attack on Isfahan by sources who spoke with The Wall Street Journal
By News Desk - February 01 2023

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Kurdish separatist groups based in northern Iraq were involved in the recent attack on a military complex in Iran’s central Isfahan province, according to sources close to the Supreme National Security Council that spoke with Nour News.

The armed groups reportedly helped smuggle the drones and explosives used to attack a ministry of defense weapons workshop in Isfahan on 29 January, smuggling them via “inaccessible routes in the northwest” and delivering them to agents on the border with Iraq.

According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report published on 30 January, the Israeli Mossad was responsible for the unprovoked attack on the military facility, hitting the building in four different areas with precision strikes.

On 29 January, the Iranian Defense Ministry announced that several “unsuccessful” drone attacks had been launched against a military facility in Isfahan, leaving no casualties and causing “minor material damage.”

“One of [the drones] was hit by the … air defense and the other two were caught in defense traps and blew up … Fortunately, this unsuccessful attack did not cause any loss of life and caused minor damage to the workshop’s roof,” the defense ministry statement reads.

The strike on Isfahan is the latest in a long string of sabotage attempts, assassinations, and drone strikes by Israel against Iran. Over the last year, Iran has dismantled several Mossad teams operating in the country.

Since the start of street protests and violent riots in the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death, Iran has targeted Kurdish separatist groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) for allegedly fueling the unrest.

Last March, Tehran bombed a Mossad base in the IKR capital Erbil. Speaking exclusively to The Cradle, a senior IKR official called Erbil a “hub” for foreign spy agencies.

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