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The US confirms: an American citizen was killed in an Iranian attack in northern Iraq | Israel Today

2022-09-30T02:36:20.135Z

The citizen, who was born in Iran, returned to the Kurdish region in 2019 to join the Iranian Kurdistan Party • According to reports, he was killed in a bombing by the Revolutionary Guards



The tensions between Tehran and Washington:

The American State Department confirmed last night (Thursday) that an American citizen was killed in an Iranian attack on the Kurdish region in northern Iraq.

This was published on the American Al-Monitor website.

According to the report, the family of the citizen, Omar Mahmoudzadeh, confirmed that he was killed in an attack in the village of Koya last Wednesday.

Mahmoudzadeh, a 59-year-old American citizen born in Iran, moved from the US to Iraq in 2019. Before that, he lived in the US for many years.

The Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan secure an area in the city of Kirkuk, northern Iraq, photo: AFP

Iraqi Kurdish students from Saladin University, waving the Kurdish flag while demonstrating in Erbil, photo: AFP

In Iraq, he joined the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, an Iranian opposition group that is defined by the authorities in Tehran as a "terrorist organization".

The group's spokesperson told the American website that this is a known member of the party and a former fighter in the Kurdish Peshmerga militia, who in the past fought against the forces of the Iranian regime.

On Wednesday, the website "Iran International" reported the death of the American citizen in a missile and drone attack by the Revolutionary Guards on positions of Kurdish forces that oppose the regime in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now the report is receiving official confirmation of this.

BREAKING: A US citizen was killed as a result of a rocket attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region yesterday, @StateDeputySpox says.

— Elizabeth Hagedorn (@ElizHagedorn) September 29, 2022

#BREAKING A US citizen named Omar Mahmoudzadeh, aka Chicho, has been killed in the IRGC's missile and drone attacks against the positions of Kurdish groups opposed to the Islamic Republic in the Iraqi Kurdistan, @IranIntl_En has learned.

Mahmoudzadeh lived in the US since the 1990s.

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— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) September 28, 2022

The death of the American citizen further aggravates the tensions between the US and Iran. This is against the background of the stagnation in the negotiations to renew the nuclear agreement and the protest in the Islamic Republic, during which dozens of people have already been killed.

It should be noted that in the past, the killing of an American citizen by forces on the Iranian mission - led to a US military response.

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