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Iran behind fires in Halabja, Hawraman Mountain, officials say

Kurdistan accuses Iran of torching in Halabja city, Hawraman mountain
The officials in Halabja city in Kurdistan Region accused Iran of starting fires Halabja city and Hawraman Mountain three days ago Zanyar Umar, the spokesperson of the civil defense directorate, said Saturday.

In a statement, he added that the three-day fires are continuing and the firefighters could not control them.

The fires broke out as the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Crops (IRGC) opened fire deliberately in Sheikan district from the Iranian side of the borders, he added.

He confirmed that the fires spilled over into many villages in the Halabja Governorate.

The civil defense forces tried to control the blazes but the difficult terrain, heavy winds, and the falling of the burnt trees are making the flames soar.

Last Modified: Saturday، 15 July 2017 12:10 PM