MKO claims responsibility for destroying an outpost, killing over 12 soldiers in Sardasht

The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for destroying a border post and killing more than 12 members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Sardasht, a city in and the capital of Sardasht County, West Azerbaijan Province, in 1983.

According to Habilian Association database (Specialized Center of Research on the MKO's Crimes), the MKO terrorist group has made the confession in a news published in No. 136 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.

According to the confession, on January 12, 1983, a group of MKO’s Peshmerga stationed in Rabat, a city in the Central District of Sardasht County, invades a border post in Sardasht named Banavileh and destroys it by using of RPG-7 weapons. The news stated that as a result of that attack, “over 12 members” of Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed.

Invading outposts, were among the common techniques of terror practiced by MKO’s Peshmerga groups during the early years of the 80s throughout Iranian Western provinces. MKO’s Peshmerga groups were formed after declaration of the so called Armed Phase of Resistance by the MKO, and its move to the Western provinces of Iran. The groups were included some indigenous peoples and Iraqi Kurdish mercenaries who played the role of operational forces, and MKO members who commanded the groups.