The Defence Regions of Medya- Qendil Mountains: The Defence Forces of Eastern Kurdistan (HRK) declared in a statement that within the framework of self-defence and in response to the execution of 5 Kurds as well as the poisoning of 5 Kurdish freedom fighters, they have launched a strike in which 11 Iranian soldiers were killed.
According to HRK’s statement the defensive strike was carried out in the region of Soma on Sunday 16th May at 9 pm.
HRK’s forces attacked a military garrison in the village of Awdi Beg and killed 11 Iranian soldiers. After the operation the Kurdish guerrillas left the scene unharmed and with no causalities.
HRK is the military-defensive wing of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK), which was founded in 2004 as the result of the systematic and continuous oppression of the Kurdish nation by the Iranian government. PJAK upholds the libertarian ideology of Apoism which advocates an ecological-democratic society with gender equality. PJAK’s main goal is to democratise Iranian system and to create a democratic con-federation for the long- oppressed Kurds.
Its initial objective is to limit and change the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to democratise it in four fundamental areas; the nation, society, citizenship and to evolve the state into a self-governing institution able to deliver public services and to maintain public security.
For the past 6 years PJAK has been the most influential organisation of the Kurdish population in the Eastern Kurdistan and has the strongest popular support in this part of the Kurdistan. Three particular dynamics forces namely women, students and the youths have been increasingly joining PJAK with the aims of transforming their society. Women constitute more than 48% PJAK’s membership from the bottom to the leadership of the organisation.