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On the tactics of using #Iranian UAVs in #Ukraine

A couple of days ago, #Ukrainian publics began to disseminate information about the downed #Russian UAV "Mohajer-6" of Iranian production and which fell into the Black Sea.
by Rybar
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Despite the loud cries of the #Ukrainian sources, the loss of the Mohajer is largely due to #Russian operator error due to a lack of combat experience in using them.
Why is that?

Judging by the fact that Mohajer-6 is practically untouched in the footage ...
#ukrainerussiawar

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... the air defense did not hit him. And he “sat down” either due to an operator error, or due to an approach to the EW activity zone. Why this happened is unclear.
In this case, #UAV should act as a gunner for the Gerani-2's due to the lack of guidance cameras in the latter.
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Key #Iranian military leaders may be endorsing President Ebrahim #Raisi to succeed Ali #Khamenei as #Iran’s next supreme leader. Here is what happened and why it matters: (1/8)
Senior Iranian military officials published an open letter praising Raisi’s #UN General Assembly address on 9/21. These letters are rare and used by officials to signify their political positions to the wider regime. Some of the #IRGC’s senior commanders signed this letter. (2/8)
These IRGC commanders include a tight circle of senior officers who often influence and intervene in domestic politics to promote their hardline agendas. They have established the IRGC as the most dominant actor in Iran. Read more here: (3/8)
criticalthreats.org/wp-content/upl…
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Protests have been documented in 30 of #Iran's 31 provinces as #Mahsa_Amini demonstrations enter their tenth consecutive day. 1/4 #IranProtests
Footage circulating on social media suggests that protests have occurred in over 93 #Iranian cities and towns following #MahsaAmini’s death on September 16th. 2/4
Documented demonstrations have mostly occurred in northwestern Iran—specifically #Tehran, #Kurdistan, and #Mazandaran Provinces—but remain scattered throughout the country. 3/4
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#BREAKING: Despite deployment of thousands of security forces of #Iranian regime to #Tehran people including these university students have started protesting regime. Protests are reported in other cities as well tonight.
#Mahsa_Amini‌ #مهسا_امینی #حدیث_نجفی
#BREAKING: Thousands of university students are protesting #Iranian regime in Amirabad neighborhood of #Tehran tonight. Anti-regime protests are reported in other parts of #Tehran tonight.
#Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی #حدیث_نجفی
#BREAKING: Video recorded minutes ago in Sattarkhan district of #Tehran shows people preotesting #Iran's Islamic Regime. They chant: "We will kill those who killed our sisters" and "Death to #Khamenei".
#Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی #حدیث_نجفی #Hadis_Najafi
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Uncorroborated reports suggest that #Iran is mobilizing its proxies to suppress ongoing #MahsaAmini protests. If true, #proxy participation may indicate that Iran fears disloyalty among security personnel and requires additional manpower to quell unrest. 1/4 #IranProtests
Social media users reported that #Iranian leadership is seeking to mobilize 4,000 #Hezbollah members to participate in Iranian domestic protest suppression. CTP cannot independently corroborate these reports. 2/4
This isn't the first time we're hearing these reports: #Iranian leadership has long been suspected of deploying proxies to support security forces' crackdowns in prior protest waves, like the 2009 Green Movement. 3/4 voanews.com/a/iran-hints-a…
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests are now started in several cities of #Iran for the eighth consecutive day. Here is a video showing a protest in city of #Shiraz an hour ago. Iranians don't have access to the internet in most of the country.
#MahsaAmini
#مهسا_امینی
#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests are reported in over 30 cities of #Iran. This video recorded in #Amol an hour ago shows thousands of protesters chanting slogans against the regime.
#Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی
Students of #Tehran's National University can be seen protesting against #Iranian regime and its Sharia laws in this footage today. Security forces raided the university and arrested tens of them.
#Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی
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#BRFEAKING: On order of Ali #Khamenei, dictator of #Iranian regime, 20,000 members of #IRGC, #Basij paramilitgary organization & government staff are being mobilized to #Tehran to attend a propaganda rally against current nationwide protests over murder of #MahsaAmini tomorrow.
#BREAKING: #Iranian regime has mobilized thousands of #Basij paramilitary forces, #IRGC members & their relatives armed with knives, stick and baton to attend a propaganda rally against protesters & then attack all neighborhoods of #Tehran tonight. People will confront them.
Most of the participants of the rally (propagada or psychological operation) are officers and personnel 27th Mohammad Rasulullah Division of #IRGC Ground Forces. They are supported by #Basij paramilitary forces from #Tehran & nearby provinces.
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The #Iranian regime has likely deployed its #Artesh Ground Forces to suppress ongoing protests surrounding #MahsaAmini’s death. Here’s why it matters: 1/5
An Iranian official and state-affiliated media confirmed that an Artesh Ground Forces officer died in clashes with protesters in Khorasan Razavi Province, corroborating social media reports that Iranian leadership had deployed the Artesh to crack down on demonstrations. 2/5
The Artesh Ground Forces’ deployment could signal limited bandwidth of other security units—like the #Basij and #LEC—as the regime continues to crack down on nation-wide protests. 3/5
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests are reported to be on-going for the seventh night across #Iran over murder of #MahsaAmini. This video recorded in Sattarkhan street of #Tehran shows people protesting the regime and its Sharia laws tonight.
#BREAKING: This video recorded in Naziabad district of #Tehran shows people protesting the regime and its Sharia laws tonight. Anti-regime protests are reported in almost 30 cities of #Iran tonight.
#BREAKING: This video recorded in #Tehransar district of #Tehran shows people protesting #Iranian regime and its Sharia laws over murder of #MahsaAmini. Anti-regime protests are reported in almost 30 cities of #Iran tonight.
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#Iran has expanded internet censorship in recent days, indicating that regime leaders view ongoing protests following #MahsaAmini's death as a serious threat. Here's what we know so far: 1/6
#IRGC-affiliated Fars News Agency today confirmed that #Iranian authorities blocked domestic access to #Whatsapp and #Instagram in an attempt to suppress nation-wide unrest. 2/6
Fars added that the ban will remain intact for an unspecified period of time. #قطع_اینترنت #فیلترنت #internetshutdown (t.me/farsna/263268) 3/6
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#BREAKING: Today is sixth day of nationwide anti-regime protests over murder of #MahsaAmini in #Iran. In this video you can see protesters confronting security forces in city of #Sanandaj this afternoon. Several protesters were shot and killed by police & #IRGC last night.
Anti-regime protests are currently on-going in at-least 30 cities of #Iran but because of slow internet speed we can not receive the videos. Here is one of the protests currently on-going in city of Eslamabad-e Gharb.
See bravery of this woman who protested against barbaric laws of #Iranian regime in city of #Tabriz. Anti-regime protests over murder of #MahsaAmini is currently on-going in over 30 cities of #Iran.
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Social media reports indicate that protests following #MahsaAmini's death are ongoing and have now occurred in 24 of #Iran's 31 Provinces. A thread: 1/6 #مهسا_امینی #IranProtests #MahsaAminii

[Interactive graphics here: criticalthreats.org/analysis/anti-…]
Footage has shown Iranian protestors chanting anti-regime slogans condemning #MahsaAmini's September 16th death in #Tehran.
Iranian social media users have reported internet connectivity issues in at least 12 of #Iran's 31 Provinces. 3/6
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests continues for the fifth day all over #Iran over murder of #MahsaAmini by morality police of the regime. This video recorded a few minutes ago shows the protest in city of #Amol, North of #Iran.
#BREAKING: In several cities of #Iran including #Sardasht in west of the country, snipers of #Iranian Police are positiooned over the roof tops of the buildings to kill the protesters tonight. Protesters filmed one of them secretly.
#BREAKING: People in city of Gonbad-Kavus in North of #Iran have started their anti-regime protest. Today is the fifth day of nationwide protests across #Iran over murder of #MahsaAmini.
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#Russia redeploying its 217th Airborne Regiment from #Syria to #Ukraine is part of a larger months-long drawdown of Russian forces in Syria. newsweek.com/putin-pulling-… 1/7
Moscow faces severe manpower shortages in #Ukraine and is pulling some units from #Syria to inject into the fight. This continuing drawdown is facilitating the expansion of the #Iranian presence in Syria and exacerbating the Iran-Israel escalation cycle. 2/7
#Iran likely seeks to fill the security gap caused by this #Russian drawdown to expand Iranian military influence and maintain stability. 3/7
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“Azerbaijan is awake, it stands behind Kurdistan.”
#Iranians hailing from all ethnicities have united in overthrowing the Islamic Republic after its murder of #MahsaAmini
#Urmia, #Iran
“We students will die before accepting oppression.”
Alzahra University, #Tehran, #Iran.
#MahsaAmini #IranProtests #مهسا_امینی
Protesters attack a car belonging to a plainclothes regime security agent. #Urmia.
#IranProtests #MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی
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#BREAKING: Today is the fourth day of Nationwide protests against #Iranian regime over murder of #Mahsa_Amini. This video shows one of the several street protests in #Tehran. 22 years old #MahsaAmini was murdered by Morality Police over not covering her hair in public!
Hevay presence of security forces including Special Forces of #Iranian Police in #Tehran prevented formation of large anti-regime protests ovcer murder of #MahsaAmini today.
#BREAKING: Despite #Iranian regime has prevented protests to killing of #MahsaAmini in several cities of #Iran, but people of #Hamedan have come to streets of their city to protest the regime. Video is recorded a few minutes ago. 👇
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BREAKING: Asghar Farhadi, an #Iranian film director and screenwriter, has been selected to be among the jury members at the 18th edition of the #Zurich Film Festival.
He will head the jury for the International Feature #Film Competition.
The event is scheduled to take place from September 22 to October 2.
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BREAKING: #Iran’s newly-appointed coach, Carlos Queiroz @Carlos_Queiroz, arrived in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on Wednesday. Image
He was welcomed by #Iranian fans at the Imam Khomeini International Airport.
He said, “I would like to thank the Iranian fans for coming to the airport. I feel like I’ve returned to my home.”
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1/ Operational situation update / #russian_invasion in #Ukraine on September 13, 2022
The situation is still evolving in favor of Ukr troops North of the Donets river, but it not really possible to confirm a real definitive FEBA line for now.
on the..
#UkraineMap #CarteUkraine
2/ other hand Russian claims to have size a village of 25 inhabitants. they are almost claiming (some do) that this a major blow to Ukraine Army 😂😬🤡
it has still to be confirmed though, so i'll try to check this tomorrow...
on all other places they were pushed back w certainty
3/ Nothing really change in the Donetsk or Zaporijia area, & in #Kherson area, 2 "minor-major" changes has been recorded (hope Ukr army can hold on there & progress) that would be a real progress in south.
orange Vs yellow line. will update map in coming days. Reports saying
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there are reports from inside sources that #Iran has sent an official warning to #Azerbaijan that if they escalate their situation with #Armenia and increase tension near borders, #Iranian military and #IRGC would intervene in #war and defend the Armenians and security of borders
just a few minuets ago, Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.

he conveyed details about the provocative and aggressive actions by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in the direction of the sovereign territory of Armenia.
also just a reminder that this group is still active :
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I posted about rising unrest in Iraq recently a few weeks ago, over the objections of those saying there was "nothing to see" and essentially that the situation was stable. It was clearly not.
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interesting new video of how #Russian Soyuz 2 successfully put #Iranian Earth observation #Satellite called Khayyam in #orbit
this is a pretty good #success rate for the #Russian #Soyuz 2 rocket which today launched #Iranian #Khayyam #Satellite into #orbit #space Image
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#Ukrainian officials confirmed that #Russian forces are using #Iranian-provided drones in #Ukraine. Read today’s update from @criticalthreats and @TheStudyofWar. criticalthreats.org/analysis/russi… Image
#Russian forces conducted several limited ground assaults to the north, northwest, and southwest of #Donetsk City. Image
#Russian forces continued to focus on preventing #Ukrainian forces from creating conditions to resume a counteroffensive on the #Kharkiv City Axis on August 5. Image
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#Iran may direct its proxies to attack American and partner targets in the Middle East in the coming weeks. 1/7 criticalthreats.org/analysis/irani…
Iran and its proxies are responding to a growing political crisis in Baghdad that they have also been fueling. IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Ghaani traveled to Baghdad on July 27 to deescalate tensions but reportedly (and evidently) failed. 2/7
Ghaani likely seeks to achieve at least four objectives in attacking US and partner forces: 3/7
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