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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.
  • IRAN'S BUSTED IRAQ BID (BASRA 'RISING' WAS TEHRAN'S OP)

    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
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 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,...
  • High Stakes Game in Northern Iraq

    08/23/2007 11:56:37 AM PDT · by casino66 · 20 replies · 672+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | Aug 23, 2007 | By 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.
  • Leaflets said to warn of Iran move into north Iraq

    08/21/2007 4:58:54 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 7 replies · 436+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 21, 2007 | None listed
    SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities in northeastern Iraq said on Tuesday they were investigating the authenticity of leaflets warning villagers to evacuate ahead of an Iranian military offensive against Kurdish rebels. Hundreds of villagers have fled their homes in Iraq's mountainous northeast while others hid in caves after what local authorities said was days of intermittent shelling by Iran across the border. So far there has been no official comment from either Tehran or Baghdad about the shelling. Cross-border skirmishes occasionally occur as Iraq's neighbors Turkey and Iran combat Kurdish separatist rebels operating from bases in Iraq's mountainous and...
  • Iranian Army Shells Iraqi Farms

    08/20/2007 6:46:45 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 33 replies · 1,098+ views
    MOSCOW TIMES (al Reuters) ^ | 21 Aug 07 | Sherko Raouf
    QANDOUL, Iraq -- Frightened villagers hid in caves in Iraq's mountainous northeast while others fled on Monday, saying four days of intermittent shelling by the Iranian military had destroyed farms and killed livestock. "Iran is attacking us like Satan. Many cattle were killed, farms were burned, we have nothing left," said Qadir Mohammed, a cattle herder from Qandoul village in Iraq's remote northeast. "We do not know when we are going to be killed. This is not a way of life. We cannot eat, sleep or move," he cried. Qandoul is about two kilometers from the Iranian border. Local officials...
  • 50 elite Iranian troops training militia in Iraq says US general

    08/19/2007 3:34:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 931+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | August 19, 2007 | AFP
    BAGHDAD -- A top US general Sunday claimed that around 50 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are inside Iraq and training Shiite extremists to launch attacks on US and Iraqi security forces. Major General Rick Lynch, commander of US forces in central Iraq, told reporters that members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards unit, the Quds Force, have set up in central provinces such as Babylon, Karbala, and Najaf, as well as southern belts outside Baghdad. "The border [between Iran and Iraq] is porous and they [Quds Force members] come back and forth all the time ... they are physically...
  • Kurds flee homes as Iran shells villages in Iraq

    08/19/2007 8:35:47 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 53 replies · 1,774+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael Howard
    Iraqi Kurdish officials expressed deepening concern yesterday at an upsurge in fierce clashes between Kurdish guerrillas and Iranian forces in the remote border area of north-east Iraq, where Tehran has recently deployed thousands of Revolutionary Guards. Jabar Yawar, a deputy minister in the Kurdistan regional government, said four days of intermittent shelling by Iranian forces had hit mountain villages high up on the Iraqi side of the border, wounding two women, destroying livestock and property, and displacing about 1,000 people from their homes. Mr Yawer said there had also been intense fighting on the Iraqi border between Iranian forces and...
  • (Iran)Revolutionary Guard Troops Killed By U.S. Forces In Iraq

    08/19/2007 5:31:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 54 replies · 1,770+ views
    upi ^ | 8/17/07 | upi
    . 16 (UPI) — Three gunmen killed by U.S. troops in Iraq this week were members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, a U.S. military statement said in Baghdad. The U.S. Army statement said that in several anti-insurgency attacks this week, a total of nine gunmen were killed. However, in one raid in northeastern Baghdad targeting a leader of the Iranian Guards’ foreign fighters known as Al-Quds, three of his aides were killed by U.S. forces, Kuwait’s KUNA news agency reported.
  • Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report

    06/26/2007 11:56:14 AM PDT · by pacelvi · 89 replies · 1,916+ views
    AFP ^ | 6/27/2007 | AFP
    Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday. Britain's defence ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on "intelligence matters". An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: "It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it." "We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to...
  • Iran bombers attack Our Boys

    06/26/2007 4:51:03 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 40 replies · 1,299+ views
    The Sun ^ | 6/26/2007 | TOM NEWTON DUNN
    Iran bombers attack Our Boys IRANIAN forces are being choppered over the Iraqi border to bomb Our Boys, intelligence chiefs say. Military experts claim this worrying move means we are at WAR with Iran in all but name. Last night an intelligence source told The Sun: “It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran — but nobody has officially declared it. “We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. “It is very hard for us...
  • Iranian forces 'crossed Iraqi border'...

    06/25/2007 9:32:57 PM PDT · by Historix · 13 replies · 666+ views
    IRANIAN forces are being choppered over the Iraqi border to bomb Our Boys, intelligence chiefs say. Military experts claim this worrying move means we are at WAR with Iran in all but name. Last night an intelligence source told The Sun: “It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran — but nobody has officially declared it.
  • Armed men crossed into Afghanistan from Iran: Police

    06/25/2007 6:38:27 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 74 replies · 4,671+ views
    PAK TRIBUNE ^ | 20 Jun 07 | Unknown
    HERAT: More than 20 armed men crossed the border from Iran into Afghanistan and entered a town, a police commander said in the first such blunt claim by a high-ranking Afghan official. Colonel Rahmatullah Safi - police commander in the three western provinces of Farah, Badghis and Herat - said according to intelligence information, the group of armed militants crossed the border Monday in Farah's Anardara district. "Two pickup trucks with over 20 armed people riding in them crossed the border from Iran to Afghanistan," Safi said in his Border Police headquarters, 15 km outside Herat city. He said according...
  • General: Iran meddling increasing in Iraq_(... on and on)

    06/25/2007 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 408+ views
    upi ^ | 6/25/07 | upi
    WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Iranian involvement in fomenting instability in Iraq is said to be increasing, and is not limited to providing sophisticated roadside bombs and armaments. U.S. forces in Iraq have captured a small number of extremists who have been trained recently in Iran in mortar and rocket operations, according to a top U.S. commander.
  • Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report

    06/25/2007 4:59:23 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 224 replies · 8,116+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/25/07
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday. Britain's defence ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on "intelligence matters". An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: "It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it." "We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. It is very hard...
  • Iran fires long-range missile from submarine

    08/27/2006 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 93 replies · 2,843+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 27, 2006
    Iran successfully test-fired a submarine-launched long-range missile in the Persian Gulf, Iranian state television reported on Sunday. The test was part of a continuing series of military exercises the Islamic Republic began earlier this month.
  • Iran Seizes Romanian Oil Rig: Report

    08/22/2006 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Street.com ^ | 08/22/2006 8:57 AM EDT | By TSC Staff
    Iran is set to respond later Tuesday to a demand from the West that it stop enriching uranium, but a more pressing matter appeared to be taking place in the Persian Gulf, where the Islamic republic's military fired on and took over a Romanian oil rig. According a Bloomberg report, an Iranian naval vessel opened fire on the rig with machine guns, boarded it and seized control of the radio room. The rig is owned by Romania's Grup Servicii Petroliere. A representative of the rig's owner said in the report that it has 26 workers on board.
  • Romanian Oil Rig Comes Under Iranian Fire

    08/22/2006 5:05:04 AM PDT · by John999 · 141 replies · 9,636+ views
    <p>BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said.</p> <p>The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said GSP spokesman Radu Petrescu. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward....</p>
  • Defendant in Saddam trial says Anfal operation targeted only Kurdish guerrillas and Iranian troops

    08/22/2006 12:30:32 AM PDT · by jdm · 174+ views
    Santa Barbara News-Press ^ | August 22, 2006 | Rawya Rageh
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - One of the defendants in the new trial of Saddam Hussein insisted on Tuesday that the military was attacking only Iranian troops and Kurdish rebels when it launched the Anfal campaign in the 1980s in which tens of thousands of Kurds were killed. Sultan Hashim al-Tai spoke on the second day of the trial, in which Saddam is charged with genocide over the 1987-88 Operation Anfal in northern Iraq. Al-Tai, who was the commander of Task Force Anfal and head of the Iraqi Army 1st Corps, said Anfal was launched in areas of the north that...
  • Romanian oil rig comes under Iranian fire

    08/22/2006 3:26:57 AM PDT · by 12B · 43 replies · 1,910+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 22.08.2006 | Alison Mutler
    BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said. The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said GSP spokesman Radu Petrescu. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward. Petrescu said he had no information about any injuries or deaths. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf...
  • Iran To Launch Large-Scale Military Maneuvers (Aug 19)

    08/17/2006 7:01:07 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 80 replies · 2,577+ views
    Mehr/AP Radio Free Europe ^ | August 17 | Staff
    Iran's state television today said the military would launch a series of large-scale exercises on August 19. State television quoted army deputy commander General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani as saying that the upcoming maneuvers "aim at introducing Iran's new defensive doctrine."Ashtiani reportedly said the exercises would involve both ground and air forces and would go on "for an unspecified period of time." Addressing reporters at a news briefing on August 16, Ashtiani said the war games would take place in West and East Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Baluchestan va Sistan, and Khorasan provinces. Most of those peripheral provinces also have large ethnic minority...
  • War Dead Flown to Iran-(The bodies of Iranian Revolutionary Guard )

    07/24/2006 4:56:49 AM PDT · by Flavius · 38 replies · 1,309+ views
    ny sun ^ | July 24, 2006 | By AARON KLEIN
    JERUSALEM — The bodies of Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed by the Israeli army in Lebanon have been transported to Syria and flown to Tehran, senior Lebanese political sources said. Israeli and Egyptian security officials confirmed the news, which follows a report that first appeared in The New York Sun, that Iranian forces posted to southern Lebanon have been aiding Hezbollah terrorists in their attacks against Israel, including helping to fire rockets into Israeli population centers. regularly to
  • WND: Iran soldiers killed in Lebanon transferred to Tehran via Syria

    07/23/2006 2:19:58 PM PDT · by knyteflyte3 · 27 replies · 1,902+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/23/06 | Aaron Klein
    Posted: July 23, 2006 4:15 p.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com JERUSALEM – The bodies of Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers who were killed by the Israeli army in Lebanon have been transported to Syria and flown to Tehran, senior Lebanese political sources told WorldNetDaily. The information was confirmed by Israeli and Egyptian security officials. It follows scores of reports the past few days Iranian soldiers have been aiding Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon in their attacks against Israel, including help with the firing of rockets into Israeli population centers. The Lebanese sources said between six and nine deceased Iranian...
  • Iran denies having any soldiers in Lebanon

    07/15/2006 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Woodstock · 24 replies · 645+ views
    Jersalem Post ^ | 7/15/2006 | AP
    Iran's embassy in Beirut issued a statement late Saturday denying Iran had any troops in Lebanon, disputing an Israeli claim that 100 Iranian soldiers helped Hezbollah attack an Israeli warship, Iran's official news agency reported. The statement, reported on the agency's Web site, called the Israeli report "meaningless." It is "an attempt to escape reality with the aim of covering up [Israel's] inability to confront the Lebanese nation and resistance," the statement said. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned Israel's military offensive in Lebanon, telling state television "the Zionist regime behaves like Hitler." "The fake Israeli regime has been imposed in the...
  • Plane crash kills Iran commander

    01/09/2006 7:22:38 AM PST · by traumer · 28 replies · 871+ views
    The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards ground forces and at least 10 other officers have died in a plane crash. The small Falcon jet came down near Oroumieh, 900 km (560 miles) north-west of the capital, Tehran. State TV said it was attempting an emergency landing. Officials blamed bad weather and engine failure for the crash. Last month, a military transport plane crashed in Tehran, killing 128 people. It came down in a residential district, hitting a 10-storey apartment building. The latest crash happened at around 0930 (0600GMT) near the Turkish border. Revolutionary Guards' spokesman, Gen Masoud Jazayeri, said the...
  • Iran’s top military commanders die in plane crash -(detailed rank and file info)

    01/09/2006 9:27:51 AM PST · by Flavius · 61 replies · 1,814+ views
    iran focus ^ | 1/6/06 | na
    ehran, Iran, Jan. 09 – A dozen senior commanders of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) died in a plane crash in northwest Iran on Monday, a government spokesman announced. A Falcon jet belonging to the IRGC crashed 13 kilometres southeast of Lake Orumieh, killing all 15 passengers on board. They included seven members of the General Command of the IRGC Ground Forces. The commanders who died in the crash included Brigadier General Ahmad Kazemi, commander of the IRGC Ground Forces and a rising star in Iran’s radical Islamist military, Brigadier General Saeed Mohtadi, commander of the IRGC’s 27...
  • Kidnapped Iran soldiers 'on video'

    01/04/2006 6:07:54 PM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 1,287+ views
    Kidnapped Iran soldiers 'on video' Wednesday, January 4, 2006 (CNN) -- Arabic-language network Al Arabiya has aired video of what it said were Iranian soldiers recently kidnapped near the Iran-Pakistan border. It also read a statement on Wednesday it said was from a Sunni militant group threatening to kill the soldiers if their demands are not met. The authenticity of the video and the statement cannot be independently verified by CNN. Al Arabiya said the statement from the Organization of God's Soldiers for Sunni Mujahedeen demanded the release of 16 imprisoned fellow militants in exchange for the soldiers. Iran's government...
  • Iranian Mini-Submarines

    12/12/2005 5:44:47 AM PST · by robowombat · 16 replies · 844+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | December 12, 2005
    Iranian Mini-Submarines December 12, 2005: Iran, apparently with technical help from North Korea, is now building mini-submarines for operations along its coasts, and throughout the Persian Gulf. Two have been built so far. The sub has a two man crew, and can carry three divers, or several naval mines, or a torpedo. The Iranians say they will use the mini-subs to lay mines or launch underwater commando attacks. While the North Koreans provided some technical assistance, the Iranian sub is a local design, smaller than most North Korean mini-subs, which is a reflection of the more turbulent seas found off...
  • Iran launches big military exercise

    12/09/2005 9:29:22 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 17 replies · 718+ views
    IRIB ^ | Dec 9 2005
    Tehran, Dec 9 - The armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran launched bigget ever maritime war-game in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman regions, commander of Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Sajjad Kuchaki told IRIB Thursday. The maneuver codenamed "Ashegane Velayat" covers more than 55,000 square kilometers ranging from the strategic Hormoz strait to the port city of Gouater in the southernmost part of the country, he added. All branches of the military and the Revolutionary Guards including air, land and navy forces as well as Basij voluntary members are participating in the war-game.
  • Iran launches big military exercise

    12/09/2005 10:36:16 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 32 replies · 1,827+ views
    Tehran, Dec 9 - The armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran launched bigget ever maritime war-game in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman regions, commander of Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Sajjad Kuchaki told IRIB Thursday. The maneuver codenamed "Ashegane Velayat" covers more than 55,000 square kilometers ranging from the strategic Hormoz strait to the port city of Gouater in the southernmost part of the country, he added. All branches of the military and the Revolutionary Guards including air, land and navy forces as well as Basij voluntary members are participating in the war-game. The maneuver, he...