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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Iran says IRGC officer killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Friday one of its officers stationed in Syria was killed in an Israeli strike near Damascus earlier in the day. “At dawn today, Friday, Milad Heydari, one of the IRGC’s military advisors in Syria, was martyred in a criminal attack by the Zionist regime near Damascus,” the IRGC said in …

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“You Will Not Be Admitted to University … You are Baha’is!”

Iranwire – On May 22, 2011, in a coordinated and simultaneous operation, agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence raided the homes of 39 Baha’i citizens connected with the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) in Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Zahedan, Sari and Karaj. The agents confiscated and took away documents, educational handouts, textbooks and computers belonging to these citizens. Tolou Golkar …

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UN Court Rejects Iran’s Bid to Free $2 billion Frozen by US

Iranwire – The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected Tehran’s legal bid to free up frozen Iranian assets worth some $2 billion. In a 10-5 majority ruling, the United Nations’ highest court said on March 30 it did not have jurisdiction to rule on Iran’s claim against the United States over the Iranian central bank’s frozen assets of …

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Hundreds Of Ethnic Baluch Killed In Iran Over Past Year, Group Says

Iranwire – A group that monitors rights violations in Sistan and Baluchistan has documented 627 cases of killings of ethnic Baluch in the southeastern Iranian province over the past year. Haalvsh said in a recent report that its count of verified cases represents only half of the actual number of killings that occurred between March 2022 to March 2023. The …

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Iranian Protester’s Death Sentence Overturned, Replaced By Imprisonment

Iranwire – An Iranian court has canceled the death sentence handed down to a man accused of damaging public property during protests in Tehran last year, his lawyer says. The lawyer, Hamed Ahmadi, said that the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Sahand Noor Mohammadzadeh to five years imprisonment for gathering and collusion, one year for disturbing public order and 10 years …

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US Forces Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries in Deadly Iran-Backed Attacks in Syria

VOA – The four attacks on U.S. forces in Syria by Iranian-backed militants last week, including one attack that killed a U.S. contractor, resulted in at least six traumatic brain injuries in service members, Pentagon press secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder told reporters on Thursday. In the first attack, last Thursday at a base near Hasakah, a suicide drone of …

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Azerbaijan Denounces ‘Slanderous’ Comments by Top Iranian Commander

VOA — Azerbaijan on Thursday denounced what it called “slanderous” comments by a senior Iranian military commander, the latest sign of fractious relations between the oil-rich Caspian Sea neighbors. Baku made the remarks a day after Azeri security services said they were investigating an attack in which a lawmaker with strong anti-Iranian views was shot and wounded at his home. The …

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Pentagon: 8 Iran-backed fighters killed in Syria strikes

Al-Monitor – The US military said on Thursday that its retaliatory strikes killed eight Iran-backed fighters in Syria last week, adding that several additional US soldiers suffered brain injuries.  Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said that the March 24 US airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor in northeast Syria targeted two facilities used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Eight fighters were killed, according …

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Iran-Russia military relations take spotlight following FMs Moscow meeting

Al-Monitor — Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was in Moscow on Wednesday for a visit he said covered military cooperation among a host of other bilateral and regional issues.   “Obviously, defense cooperation is one of the subjects topping the joint agenda of Iran and Russia,” he declared when leaving for Moscow, where he stood next to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at …

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Missing Iranian Cleric Warns Of His Possible Detention, Death

RFL/RE – Four months after the disappearance of Molavi Abdul Ghaffar Naqshbandi, the Sunni imam from the Iranian city of Rask in Sistan-Baluchistan Province who disclosed the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a local police commander, a video has surfaced in which he warns of the possibility that he may be “assassinated” or “apprehended.” Naqshbandi disappeared after he was summoned …

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