The Kurdistan region adjacent to the Iran-Iraq border has a range of the Qandil Mountains. This part of the mountainous area belongs to the Zagros mountain range. By nature, the area is extremely rugged terrain and hard to access. The Kuhe Haji Ebrahim Mountain is the highest peak in Mount Qandil, has an elevation of 3,587 meters a subrange of the Zagros Mountains.
The Kurdistan region adjacent to the Iran-Iraq border has a range of the Qandil Mountains.
The Kurdistan region adjacent to the Iran-Iraq border has a range of the Qandil Mountains. Photo Credit – Stefan Jürgensen
The Kuhe Ebrahim Mountain range is sit in Western Iran and Eastern Iraq in Western Asia. The Qandil Mountains sprawling several high summits, a clutter of interlocking peaks and plateaus, is snow-covered for much of the year, and further up the mountain, there are deciduous forests.
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The Qandil Mountains sprawling several high summits, a clutter of interlocking peaks
The Mount Qandil sprawling several high summits, a clutter of interlocking peaks. Photo Credit – Nora Miralles
The region is noteworthy as a sanctuary and headquarters for the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party). This is about 5,000 PKK and other armed factions control an area of approximately 50 km². However, which has been at irregular intervals bombarded by the Turkish Air Force and shelled by Iranian military artillery for some years.
This part of the mountainous area belongs to the Zagros mountain range.
This part of the mountainous area belongs to the Zagros mountain range. Photo Credit – ANF
The Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) is also based in Qandil, which let them infiltrate into Iran. The Turkish military carries out operations in the Mount Qandil where they believed PKK are hiding. Turkish military believed Qandil Mountains are a safe place for Turkey, and no more doubt in them. However, the bulk of the Qandil Mountains itself is in Iranian territory. Read More – Lake Tiberia
The Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) is also based in Qandil, which let them infiltrate into Iran.
The Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) is also based in Qandil, which let them infiltrate into Iran. Photo Credit – Daily Sabah
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