KPDI from Iran have begun increasing their presence, in the Iraqi-Iran border in the Kurdistan region, they have several bases along the border.
The KDPI has reinforced its military presence after declaring the end of military cease-fire in 2016.
The KDPI is formed by Iranian Kurds many of whom have been living in the Iraqi border for years, as the KDP party has been banned and become a military force.
Commanders of KDPI watch Iranian revolutionary guard outpost at approximately 5 kilometers.
The KDPI has settled bases through the border with Iran in the Kurdistan region.
KDPI and local villagers have claimed of an Iranian shelling attack that occurred 1 month ago in the area.
KDPI have increased forces from 3 years ago and have declared will continue enforcing the area, the KDPI leftist ideology allows an array of religion in their ranks though have declared does not operate under any religious flag.
The border area was an active conflict area of the past Iranian-Iraq war that has left land mines all over the mountains.
Recruits coming from Iran are trained in military tactics and political indoctrination.
Women are also part of the group of the KDPI although in a lower extent.
The KDPI controls an extended area of the border area in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
KDPI fighters are in a defensive operation in one of the smuggling routes to Iran, watching a 500meter near Iranian outpost in the border.
KDPI bases and outpost are located near the borderline with Iran.
KDPI have claimed and escalation of military operations in the border with Iran.