MKO claims responsibility for re-destroying an outpost, killing over 23 soldiers in Sardasht

The Mujahedeen-e Khalq terrorist group has claimed responsibility for re-destroying a border post and killing more than 23 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. 145 of the Journal of Mujahid, the group’s main press organ during early years of the 80s.

According to the confession, on March 17, 1983, a group of MKO’s Peshmerga invades a border post in Sardasht named Banavileh and destroys it. The news stated that as a result of that attack, “over 23 members” of Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed. The terrorists had invaded this outpost 20 day earlier on February 27, 1983.

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.