Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have opened fire on a group of tradesmen from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on the highlands of the Qandil Mountains, between Iran and the Kurdistan Region, on 28 May, killing a 30-year-old man named Kaywan Abdullah.

An eyewitness that spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said the IRGC forces targeted the group at 18:30 local time when the tradesmen were “receiving cattle from Iran”.

The IRGC forces shot the tradesmen at a close range and without prior warning, the source said.

The eyewitness added that Abdullah, who comes from the village of Drokotri in the Sangsar district of Sulaymaniyah governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, was killed during the shooting.

The body of the civilian was handed over to his friends after a few hours through the mediation of the people of the region.