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  • Revolutionary Guards Arrested in Iran

    06/15/2009 7:42:40 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 112 replies · 7,848+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Jim Robbins
    According to the Cyrus News Agency, Tuesday morning 16 senior members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were arrested. "These commanders have been in contact with members of the Iranian army to join the people's movement," CNA reports.
  • Iranian Paramilitaries Fire On Crowd, Kill 1

    06/15/2009 3:21:42 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 12 replies · 471+ views
    Real Clear POlitics ^ | June 15, 2009 | Real Clear POlitics
    Pro-government militia members fired on Iranian protesters during a massive demonstration over the country's hotly-disputed election, killing at least one person and wounding several others. An Associated Press photographer saw one person shot dead and several others who appeared seriously wounded in Tehran's Azadi, or freedom, Square. The shooting came from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.
  • Iranian Pro-Reform Marchers Flood Tehran Streets

    06/15/2009 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Scythian · 79 replies · 4,393+ views
    Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran Monday, defying a country-wide crackdown with protests against the hotly-disputed results of last week's hotly-disputed presidential election. Chanting crowds, some wearing green campaign colors, greeted Mir Hossein Mousavi, the defeated candidate in Friday's election, as he slowly moved through the streets on the back of a car.
  • Police in Iran firing on crowd (1 Dead)

    06/15/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 199 replies · 5,311+ views
    Associated Press
    AP PHOTOGRAPHER SEES PRO-GOVERNMENT MILITIA FIRE AT OPPOSITION PROTESTERS, KILLING AT LEAST 1. I work in a newsroom this just came across the wires.. Waiting for more info..
  • Shots Fired At Huge Election Protest In Tehran [1 Killed]

    06/15/2009 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 609+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 15, 2009
    Shots fired at huge election protest in Tehran Militia said to kill at least one; spiritual leader orders inquiry into polls Behrouz Mehri / AFP - Getty Images TEHRAN, Iran - Shots were fired Monday at a rally by pro-reform presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, apparently by pro-government militia. An Associated Press photographer saw one person shot dead and several others who appeared to be seriously wounded in Tehran's Azadi Square. The shooting came from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.
  • Fox News: Iranian Soldiers firing at will into crowds demonstrating against election theft

    06/15/2009 10:55:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 67 replies · 2,477+ views
    Fox News Channel | 6/15/09
    This is an apparent escalation in violence resulting from protesting the theft of the election. Apparently, Ahmadinejad is claiming that he won in every city, every district, and every street, even those in his opponent's neighborhood, with something like 85% of the vote. (Makes me think of Chicago).
  • Iran army sophisticated, undefeatable

    04/21/2008 6:18:11 PM PDT · by Flavius · 69 replies · 83+ views
    presstv ^ | 4/21/08 | ns
    The Iranian army commander says the country is equipped with highly sophisticated military equipment that has not yet been unveiled. “Today, the Iranian army is equipped with highly sophisticated military equipment, which it does not deem necessary to display before the eyes of insiders or outsiders,” said Major-General Ataollah Salehi in Tehran on Monday.

    04/10/2008 12:52:27 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies · 125+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2008 | Amir Taheri
    April 10, 2008 -- A GAMBLE that proved too costly. That's how analysts in Tehran describe events last month in Basra. Iran's state-run media have de facto confirmed that this was no spontaneous "uprising." Rather, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to seize control of Iraq's second-largest city using local Shiite militias as a Trojan horse. Tehran's decision to make the gamble was based on three assumptions: * Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wouldn't have the courage to defend Basra at the risk of burning his bridges with the Islamic Republic in Iran. * The international force would be...
  • Officials Confirm Iran's Role in Truce

    04/05/2008 2:04:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 272+ views
    AP ^ | April 5, 2008 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI – 1 hour ago
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Officials in Iran confirmed for the first time Saturday that the country played an important role in brokering a recent truce between the Iraqi government and anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.Iran's Shiite government helped end the clashes between Iraqi government troops and al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia for the sake of Shiite unity, said a senior Iranian official who deals with Iraq."It is in Iran's best interests to see unity among Shiite factions," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki heads a Shiite-dominated government in...
  • Iranian general played key role in brokering Iraq cease-fire

    03/31/2008 9:35:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 1,801+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2008 | Leila Fadel | McClatchy Newspapers
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers traveled to the Iranian holy city of Qom over the weekend to win the support of the commander of Iran's Qods brigades in persuading Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr to order his followers to stop military operations, members of the Iraqi parliament said. Sadr ordered the halt on Sunday, and his Mahdi Army militia heeded the order in Baghdad, where the Iraqi government announced it would lift a 24-hour curfew starting early Monday in most parts of the capital.But fighting continued in the oil hub of Basra, where a six-day-old government offensive against Shiite militias has...
  • French FM Kouchner: 'We must prepare for war against Iran'

    09/16/2007 11:48:49 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 48 replies · 1,408+ views
    The nuclear Iranian crisis forces the world "to prepare for the worst" which "is war," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Sunday evening, while emphasizing that negotiations should still be the preferred course of action. Kouchner, quoted by French daily Le Figaro, added that "Iran does whatever it pleases in Iraq ... one cannot find in the entire world a crisis greater than this one."
  • Kurdish Guerillas Launch Clandestine War In Iran

    09/09/2007 6:07:57 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 765+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-10-2007 | Damien McElroy
    Kurdish guerillas launch clandestine war in Iran By Damien McElroy in the Qandil mountains Last Updated: 1:54am BST 10/09/2007 Kurdish guerrillas have launched a clandestine war in north-western Iran, ambushing troops as they seek Western backing to secure an ethnic homeland. Kurdish fighters in training. Iran claims that the US is secretly supporting Kurdish attacks upon its infrastructure and troops In retaliation, the Iranian army has carried out a series of counter-attacks in the mountains, which span the border with Iraq. Murat Karayilan, a Kurdish guerilla commander, told The Daily Telegraph that Teheran had originally tried to recruit the outlawed...
  • It's Iran we're fighting, says Basra commander

    09/07/2007 9:58:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 893+ views ^ | 07/09/2007 | David Blair
    It's Iran we're fighting, says Basra commander By David Blair, Diplomatic Correspondent Last Updated: 1:54am BST 07/09/2007 British forces in southern Iraq have been fighting a "proxy war" against Iran, the commander of the troops who withdrew from Basra Palace has said. Frontline: Our troops in Afghanistan and IraqWhile the Army has frequently accused Iran of stirring violence across southern Iraq by arming Shia militias, no officer has been as blunt as Lt Col Patrick Sanders, commander of 4th Battalion The Rifles.   British forces leave central Basra He told the BBC that 5,500 British soldiers still based at Basra...
  • Hundreds Displaced in Northern Iraq [Iran shelling Kurds.]

    09/02/2007 1:11:37 AM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies · 690+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01SEP07 | YAHYA BARZANJI
    MARDOW, Iraq (AP) — As explosions boomed in the distance, a Kurdish woman stood outside her house and pointed to where shells scorched parts of her father's grapes and plum orchards. "It was a bad day when some 20 shells hit our village in a single day last week. We were crying as we prayed to God to protect us from the bombs of the Islamic Republic of Iran," said Serwa Ibrahim, one of the few remaining villagers in Mardow, about 25 miles from the Iranian border. "Despite the shelling, I will stay in my village until the end," Ibrahim,...
  • US Forces Battle al-Qaeda, Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad, Mosul

    09/02/2007 6:40:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1,468+ views
    US forces battle al-Qaeda, Iran revolutionary guard in Baghdad, Mosul Military and Security 9/1/2007 BAGHDAD, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Coalition forces have conducted two separate raids to capture or kill suspected Special Groups operatives in Baghdad before dawn on Saturday, the Multi-National Force (MNF) said in a statement. The statement said coalition forces detained eight suspected Special Groups terrorists during the raids. Coalition forces conducted two deliberate ground assaults to raid what were believed to be the residences of two high-level Special Groups leaders. The targeted individuals are believed to be leaders of Special Groups responsible for logistical facilitation of...
  • Secret Iranian war plan captured by Kurds

    08/26/2007 1:27:15 PM PDT · by BlueSky194 · 14 replies · 1,732+ views
    An alleged secret Iranian war plan outlines aggressive military operations in coordination with the Turkish army to capture Kurdish land in northern Iraq to create a buffer zone, Kurdish sources close to the PKK says. The primary objective is to sabotage a possible blitz by American ground troops into Iran. The information was disclosed by a dissident Iranian military official. The Iranian pretext for the offensive into southern Kurdistan will be to root out and destroy PKK forces along the border with eastern [Iranian] Kurdistan. Iran has since last year tested the territorial integrity of Iraq and the KRG with...
  • Terror Label 'Paves Way For Air Strikes' (Iran)

    08/25/2007 8:09:23 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 962+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2007 | Philip Sherwell
    Terror label 'paves way for air strikes' By Philip Sherwell in New York, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:41am BST 26/08/2007 The White House's plans to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organisation are intended to give the Bush administration cover if it launches military strikes on the Islamic republic, according to a prominent former CIA officer. Washington accuses Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps of backing attacks on American forces in Iraq Robert Baer, who was a high-ranking operative in the Middle East, said last week that senior government officials had told him the administration was preparing for air strikes...
  • Iranian Troops Cross Into Iraq, Attack Villages

    08/25/2007 6:02:20 AM PDT · by Fennie · 24 replies · 958+ views
    ContraCostaTimes ^ | August 24, 2007
    BAGHDAD -- Iranian soldiers crossed into Iraq and attacked several small villages in the northeastern Kurdish region, local officials said. U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Garver said he couldn't confirm the attacks, but five Kurdish officials said that troops had infiltrated Iraqi territory and fired on villages. The Iranian military regularly exchanges artillery and rocket fire with Kurdish rebels who have taken refuge across the border, but Iraqi Kurdish officials worried that Iran's willingness to cross the border raises the possibility of a broader confrontation that would draw the Iraqi government and U.S. forces into an unwanted showdown. Details...
  • Iranian Operatives Step Up Flow of Weapons and Training to Iraq

    08/24/2007 11:05:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 450+ views
    Iranian Operatives Step Up Flow of Weapons and Training to Iraq August 24, 2007 AFP WASHINGTON -- Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps operatives are trying to sabotage US security gains in Iraq by stepping up the flow of arms and training to Shiite extremist groups, a top US commander charged Friday. Major General Rick Lynch said about 20 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members are believed to be operating in his area in central Iraq on southern and eastern outskirts of Baghdad. "The scale of the Iranian problem is especially troubling when you look at the numbers of weapons we found...
  • High Stakes Game in Northern Iraq

    08/23/2007 5:36:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 394+ views ^ | 8/23/2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Over the past week, with Iranian shells raining down on Iraqi villages in Kurdish areas along the border zone in the north, Iran’s leaders have engaged the United States in a high stakes game that has gone virtually unreported in the elite media. Iran has massed thousands of troops along its northwestern border in preparation for a ground assault against Iranian Kurdish fighters who have sought refuge in the rugged Qanbil mountains in northwestern Iraq. On Tuesday, villagers found leaflets bearing the official Islamic Republic of Iran logo, ordering them to leave the area or face the consequences. “Our enemies,...