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  • Iranian Qods Force commanders linked to Taliban: US Treasury

    08/05/2010 11:47:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | August 6, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The US Treasury department has added four Iranian Qods Force commanders to its list of specially designated global terrorists, two of whom are charged with directly providing support for the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan." SNIPPET: "General Hossein Musavi is the commander Qods Force's Ansar Corps, "whose responsibilities include IRGC-QF activities in Afghanistan," the Treasury stated. "As Ansar Corps Commander, Musavi has provided financial and material support to the Taliban." Colonel Hasan Mortezavi is described as a senior Qods Force officer who "provides financial and material support to the Taliban." Qods Forces' Ansar Corps is the command that is assigned...
  • Iran Calls on Muslims to Fight 'Savage' U.S., British Terrorism

    07/21/2010 5:35:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 21, 2010
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday called on Muslims to fight the "blind and savage terrorism" fueled by U.S. and Britain, whom he blamed for deadly bombings of an Iranian mosque.
  • Iran: Bomb at Mosque Kills 15

    05/28/2009 9:47:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 21 replies · 1,046+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2009 | NAZILA FATHI
    A blast at a Shiite mosque in the southeastern city of Zahedan, near the border with Pakistan, killed 15 people and wounded more than 55 on Thursday evening, the news agency ISNA reported. The bomb went off at 7:45 p.m. at Ali-ibn-Abitaleb, the second largest Shiite mosque in the city. ISNA said the bomb had been hidden in a bag in the menís section of the mosque.
  • Iran hangs three over mosque bombing (2 days ago)

    05/30/2009 3:51:04 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies · 1,244+ views
    AFP ^ | May 30, 2009
    TEHRAN (AFP) ó Iran on Saturday hanged three men in public accused of involvement in the bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 25 people, an official said, branding them "terrorists" and "enemies of God." The early morning executions took place near the mosque in southeastern Iran devastated by the bombing, official IRNA news agency quoted Hojatoeslam Ebrahim Hamidi, justice chief of Sistan-Baluchestan province, as saying. At least 125 people were also wounded in the powerful blast, which rocked the Amir al-Momenin mosque in the Sistan-Baluchestan provincial capital Zahedan during evening prayers on Thursday. "The terrorists Haji Noti Zehi, Gholam...
  • Suicide attack at mosque kills at least 15 (Iran)

    05/28/2009 10:55:49 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 9 replies · 728+ views
    France 24 ^ | May 28, 2009 | NA
    A suicide attack on a mosque in southeastern Iran has killed at least 15 people, according to FRANCE 24's correspondent in the region. State news agency IRNA reported that the bombing, in the southeast Iranian city of Zahedan, wounded more than 50 people. Shortly after the explosion security forces defused a second bomb near the mosque, the semi-official FARS news agency reported. Zahedan is the capital of Sistan-Baluchestan province, which shares a border with Pakistan and is the scene of frequent clashes between Iranian police and drug dealers and militants. Campaigning is under way in Iran ahead of the June...
  • Iran hangs man convicted of Revolutionary Guards attack (didn't waste any time)

    02/19/2007 5:58:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 35 replies · 2,185+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | February 19, 2007
    Iran hangs man convicted of Revolutionary Guards attack February 19, 2007 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran executed a defendant by hanging after a court convicted him of a bombing last week that killed 11 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi was executed at the site of the attack in Zahedan, capital of Sistan-Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran, the report said. The sentence was carried out a day after a revolutionary court convicted him of the bombing. A car loaded with explosives blew up Wednesday near a bus carrying members of...
  • Clashes Reported In Iranian City

    02/16/2007 3:52:29 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 696+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-16-2007
    Clashes reported in Iranian city Clashes between armed militants and police have erupted in the south-eastern Iranian city of Zahedan, state media have reported. Police sealed off the area and exchanged fire with the attackers after a bomb went off, Irna news agency quoted an unnamed official as saying. It comes two days after a car bomb in Zahedan killed 11 Revolutionary Guards. A hardline Sunni group, Jundallah, said it carried out Wednesday's attack. Iranian officials have accused Britain and the United States of supporting ethnic minority rebels operating in the Islamic republic's sensitive border areas. 'Percussion bomb' The explosion...
  • Car Bomb in Iran Destroys a Bus Carrying Revolutionary Guards

    02/16/2007 3:11:47 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 52 replies · 1,143+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Published: February 15, 2007 | By NAZILA FATHI
    TEHRAN, Feb. 14 ó A car loaded with explosives blew up on Wednesday in front of a bus carrying members of Iranís Revolutionary Guards in the southeastern city of Zahedan, killing at least 11 people and wounding 34 others, the state news media reported. Skip to next paragraph The New York Times The governor of Zahedan, Hassan Ali Nouri, told state-run television that the car exploded at 6:37 a.m. as the bus taking members of the Revolutionary Guards to work approached. Television news reports showed videotape of the mangled bus, with all its windows shattered. One official told the ISNA...
  • TERROR TURNABOUT: Iran Attacked

    02/15/2007 7:54:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies · 1,367+ views
    N.Y. Post ^ | February 15, 2007 | Amir Taheri
    February 15, 2007 -- A BUS carrying a dozen military officers is stopped in broad daylight by a group of police officers, who ask its civilian driver to disembark. Minutes later, a car bomb explodes nearby, shattering the bus and killing the passengers. Soon, a government spokesman appears on television to blame "terrorists" for an operation that has sent shivers throughout a major city. The spokesman reveals that the attackers' police uniforms had been stolen. No, this did not happen in Iraq. It happened yesterday in the city of Zahedan, capital of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan in...
  • Revolutionary Guards killed in bomb blast

    02/14/2007 4:38:00 AM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 930+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Feb. 14, 2007
    Revolutionary Guards killed in bomb blast By Matthew Moore and agencies 14/02/2007 At least 11 people have been killed in an unprecedented bomb attack on a bus carrying Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards. The blast happened in the southeast of the country, near the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan, where government troops often clash with drug smuggling gangs. A bomb hidden in a car was detonated as the bus taking soldiers from their housing compound in the city of Zahedan to a military base drew near. According to some reports armed motorcyclists shot at the bus to force it to stop,...