Sep 13—Near Shiraz, south-central #Iran
"I'm proud of my hero son who was killed by dictators in the path for freedom. I will destroy these dictators and will not stand down," says the father of Iran national hero #NavidAfkari at a ceremony in his memory.
Sep 13—Near Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Family and friends of the Afkari familiy gathered at the gravesite of Iran's national hero #NavidAfkari despite all the threats and harassment from the regime's security forces.
#نوید_افکاری
#Iran—The family of Pejhman Gholipour, a young protester killed by the regime's security forces during the November 2019 nationwide protests, held a ceremony in memory of Iran's national hero #NavidAfkari.
Shiraz, south-central #Iran
The family of Amir Alvandi, a young protester killed by the regime's security forces during the November 2019 nationwide protests, held a ceremony in memory of #NavidAfkari.
#نوید_افکاری

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15 Sep
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1)
“Death Hall” — Horrifying eyewitness account of #Iran’s summer #1988Massacre

A massacre survivor and sole eyewitness of the regime’s notorious “Death Hall” describes how countless political prisoners were hastily hanged in groups of 12.
english.mojahedin.org/i/1988-massacr…
2)
“… the guard took me into the death hall. I took a look from underneath my blindfold and saw many corpses in front of a stage... I was kept at a distance from the stage. I eventually uncovered my blindfold and fainted from what I saw.”
#1988Massacre
3)
Former political prisoner Asghar Mehdizadeh explains how inmates were executed in groups of 12 on a stage in the “Death Hall” of Gohardasht prison, west of Tehran.

Guards dragging out dead bodies scattered around the stage...

#1988Massacre
#Iran
Read 5 tweets
14 Sep
#BREAKING
Initial reports of explosions near Al-Qaim on the Iraq-Syria border along with warplanes heard in the area.
Some reports claiming U.S. airstrikes targeting a convoy and two vehicles of #Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah (Iraqi militias) being struck.
#Iran's state-run Telegram channels reporting:
-U.S. F-15E warplanes conducted airstrikes on the Iraq-Syria border on Tuesday night
-Reports indicate U.S. warplanes launched at least four missiles
-Two vehicles of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi PMU militias) destroyed, no casualties
#UPDATE
Images circulating on social media claiming to be the two destroyed vehicles.

Could be a response to a drone strike targeting Erbil Int'l Airport three days in northern Iraq. Drones were #Iran-made.

Could also be a face-saving move following Biden's Afghanistan debacle.
Read 7 tweets
11 Sep
THREAD

1)
I’m often asked how Iran, being a Shiite-majority country, could have possibly been involved in Al-Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks against the U.S.

As always, MSM refuses to properly this important subject.

#NeverForget
#September11
heshmatalavi.substack.com/p/lets-talk-ab…
2)
First of all, we should take into consideration that #Iran’s regime is known for supporting a conglomerate of Islamic extremist groups, regardless of their Sunni or Shiite backgrounds.
3)
For example, #Iran supports Shiite militias in Iraq, while dispatching Shiites from Afghanistan and Pakistan to maintain Shiite Assad in power in Syria.
washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysi…
Read 15 tweets
10 Sep
Periodic reminder:

#Iran has strong ties with the Haqqani network, a hard-line and fiercely anti-Western wing of the #Taliban.

The Haqqani network has close ties with foreign jihadist groups, including a long-standing association with al-Qaida.
wsj.com/articles/talib…
Periodic reminder:

US intel agencies assessed #Iran offered bounties to #Taliban fighters for targeting US/Coalition troops in Afghanistan.

Iran reimbursed the Haqqani Network after it conducted at least 6 attacks against US/Coalition interests in 2019.
edition.cnn.com/2020/08/17/pol…
"The relationship between Shi'ite-majority #Iran and the #Taliban, a fundamentalist Sunni group, is complex. Iran officially opposes the Taliban, but experts say it provides some military support to the mainstream Taliban and rival breakaway factions."
rferl.org/a/afghanistan-…
Read 4 tweets
9 Sep
#BREAKING
Sep 9 — #Iran/Iraq border
Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) launched airstrikes targeting border areas of the Kurdistan Region where Iranian-Kurdish opposition parties are based early Thursday morning local time.

rudaw.net/english/kurdis…
On Monday, a commander of #Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) threatened to launch an assault on the groups after several deadly clashes.

More footage from this morning's airstrikes in the targeted area.
Another video showing footage of this morning's airstrikes by #Iran's IRGC in the Iran/Iraq border area targeting Iranian/Kurdish groups.
Read 5 tweets
7 Sep
For those who say the #Taliban has "changed"

Taliban announce "interim government" in #Afghanistan led by a founder currently on the UN terror list and an FBI-wanted militant as interior minister.
33 cabinet members, not one woman.

You can thank the Biden administration.
More information on the #Taliban's interim government interior minister in #Afghanistan.

FYI, he is on the U.S. Justice Department's most-wanted list, offering $5 millions for anyone who can provide information about him.
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