Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas

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Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas
LeaderAshraf Dehghani
Foundedc. April 1979; 41 years ago (1979-04)[1]
Split fromOrganization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Kurdistan, Iran (formerly)

The Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas (IFPG; Persian: چريک‌های فدایی خلق ایران‎, romanizedčerikhā-ye Fadāʾi-e xalq-e Irān), also known as Dehghani faction (Persian: جریان دهقانی‎) after its leader Ashraf Dehghani, is an Iranian communist organization that split from the Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas (OIFPG) in 1979, dropping the word 'organization' from its name.[2]

Dehghani broke away from the OIFPG when she accused it of deviating from the strategy of guerrilla warfare. From the early days of Iranian Revolution, the group claimed to be the "sole genuine communist organization" and opposed the Islamic Republic. Reportedly, as much as 30% of OIFPG members joined the group and fought in the 1979 Kurdish rebellion against government forces, backing the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan.[1] Surviving members of the group and its factions moved to Europe in the 1990s.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Zabir, Sepehr (2012). Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran D). Taylor & Francis. pp. 108–110. ISBN 1136833005.
  2. ^ Abdy Javadzadeh (2010), Iranian Irony: Marxists Becoming Muslims, Dorrance Publishing, p. 13, ISBN 9781434982926
  3. ^ Vahabzadeh, Peyman (March 28, 2016) [December 7, 2015]. "FADĀʾIĀN-E ḴALQ". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. Bibliotheca Persica Press. Retrieved August 1, 2016.

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