Komalah (CPI)

The Komala Kurdistan's Organization of the Communist Party of Iran (Kurdish: کۆمەڵە ڕێکخراوی کوردستانی حیزبی کۆمۆنیستی ئێران) is an Iranian Kurdish communist party active throughout the Iran–Iraq border. The party is led by Ibrahim Alizade and works as the Kurdish branch of Communist Party of Iran.[4]

Komala Kurdistan's Organization of the Communist Party of Iran
First SecretaryIbrahim Alizade[1]
SpokespersonIbrahim Alizade[1]
HeadquartersSulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
Membership (2001/2008)200[2][3]
Political positionFar-left
Mother PartyCommunist Party of Iran
Party flag
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In 2009, a group of the party's cadre who identified only as socialists, left the party and established Socialist Faction of Komala.[4]

Designation as a terrorist organizationEdit

The following countries have listed Komola as a terrorist organization:

Country Ref
  Iran [5]
  Japan [6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Bozarslan, Hamit (2009). Conflit kurde: le brasier oublié du Moyen-Orient. Autrement. p. 111. ISBN 978-2-7467-1273-7.
  2. ^ Schmid, Alex P. (2011). "KOMOLA". The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research. Routledge. p. 654. ISBN 978-0-203-82873-1.
  3. ^ Iran Defence and Security Report, Including 5-Year Industry Forecasts, Business Monitor International, 2008 [Q1], archived from the original on 2017-02-28, retrieved 2017-02-27
  4. ^ a b Ahmadzadeh, Hashem; Stansfield, Gareth (2010), "The Political, Cultural, and Military Re-Awakening of the Kurdish Nationalist Movement in Iran", Middle East Journal, 64 (1): 11–27, doi:10.3751/64.1.11, hdl:10871/9414, JSTOR 20622980, S2CID 143462899
  5. ^ Milburn, Franc (May 2017), "Iranian Kurdish Militias: Terrorist-Insurgents, Ethno Freedom Fighters, or Knights on the Regional Chessboard?", CTC Sentinel, Combating Terrorism Center, 10 (5): 1–2 – via Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  6. ^ "Komaleh,Kumele" コマラ (in Japanese). Ministry of Justice of Japan. Archived from the original on 9 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2020.