Saturday, April 24, 2010

31 Anniversary of Kurdish Massacre in the City of SineToday marks the 31 anniversary of the massacre of the Kurdish people in the city of Sine. A full

Today marks the 31 anniversary of the massacre of the Kurdish people in the city of Sine. A full scale war was waged against the Kurdish people by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and it lasted for 24 days and resulted in the death of the thousands of civilians.

In the same day and 31 years ago the city of Sine became the target of the Iranian regime from almost every possible angle. The Iranian regime carried out multi-faceted offensives including extensive air attacks, expansive shelling along with the large scale ground forces attacks. These vicious and catastrophic attacks launched against the people of Sine, made the city to be know as the “Bloody Sine” in the history of the Kurds.

In 19th August 1979 the founder of the Islamic Republic released a Jihad order against the Kurdish nation in Iran which followed by ranges of offensives against the Kurds from the air and the ground by the newly born regime. These offensives lasted for 3 months and resulted in catastrophic consequences for the Kurdish nation.

The resistance of the Kurdish nation against such offensives were so remarkable and obliged Khomeini to order a tactical ceasefire in preparation for newly organised attacks. The negotiation of the Kurdish political representative with Khomeini regime yielded no result and the Iranian regime’s intention for the continuation of the negotiation was to prepare its troops for ranges of fresh assaults on the Kurdish nation.

As it was expecting the Iranian troops launched series of fresh offensives with wider latitude against the Kurds to whom Jihad was declared by Khomeini. One of the most horrendous attacks the Iranian troops launched was in the city of Sine. They firstly set an embargo on the city on 21 April 1980 which lasted for 24 days. They cut the power of the city and with helicopters and artillery shelling they savagely targeted the civilian including women and children.

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