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Raman Ghavami @Raman_Ghavami
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Be very careful about what you read about #AhvazAttack.
There are many fake news, unconfirmed reports, fabricated photos and photos taken for propaganda use.
For example @bbcpersian journalist @BahmanKalbasi claims a group has taken responsibility when it is not true.1/8
.@guardian journalist @SaeedKD mislead public opinion by writing 'children' were killed by 'terrorists'. And when you read his piece you only see there was one child and not children. But what the headline of the article suggests is very different to its context.2/8
Director of Iran project at @CrisisGroup, @AliVaez jumps in to protect Iranian regime and asks US officials to condemn the attack. However, he has never asked US officials before to condemn Iranian regime for arresting, raping, torturing and executing political prisoners.3/8
RFE's @GEsfandiari,calls a Basij(IRGC)member a 'journalist'. These photo have been published by Fars NA. The yellow budge you see on her is ID card of members of Basij. Never mind person who has taken the photo is standing up while she is on the ground(propaganda). Compare.4/8
Another 'expert' calls it a terrorist attack and says civilians were the target. But the truth is 24 out 25 were members of Iranian armed forces.
Look at the photo here published by Fras NA. one person who Ali Nasr claims to be a civilian has a gun in his hand.5/8 @vali_nasr
Majority of those who appear to be civilian are members of security forces in civilian clothes. As you can see they are dressed like civilian and journalists but they are members of the IRGC and all are armed.
Other civilians were family members of security forces.6/8
In fact published videos clearly show that security forces were panicking and they were shooting all around. An MP who was present said that attackers did not target the civilians.7/8
Others insist that media must call the attack a 'terrorist attack'. However, they forget that Hitler called French resistance 'terrorism' and Margaret Thatcher called Nelson Mandela a 'terrorist'. Nevertheless, history proved them wrong. 8/8

Note: Many inside and outside of Iran believe the regime has conducted the attack. Knowing Iran's history and current situation, I would say everything is possible.
Many believe contradictory statements and signs of regime backed attack.
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