Sunday April 23, 2017

Bomb Blast kills 54 in Afghanistan

Stop Fundamentalism -  54 people were killed today in three different cities in Afghanistan, report news agencies.

48 of the deaths took place in Kabul city when crowed of mourners had gathered in streets to commemorate the day of Ashura which is one of the most important rituals of the Shiite Islam.


Two Members of Basij Forces Killed in Iran

Stop Fundamentalism – Iran Fars News agency affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards Corps, IRGC, reported Monday that two members of Basij forces have died in clashes in eastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan.

“The two died in a terrorist operation staged by foreign collaborators”, said the IRGC’s public relations office in the province to Fars news.


Who is General Gholam Shakuri of Iranian Quds Force?

Stop Fundamentalism – An Iranian dissident website, Hambastegimeli.com, revealed information from internal Iranian sources  about the identity of the second perpetrator of the assassination plot in Washington, today.

According to the website, General Gholam Shakuri is an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander assigned to Quds forces.  His complete name is “Behnam Gholam Shakuri” born in the city of Hamedan.  He currently carries a rank of General in IRGC.

Shakuri joined the Revolutionary Guards after the Iranian revolution in 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini ousted Mohammad Reza Shah’s regime. He fought in the Iran-Iraq war and was one of the elements of torture and crackdown on the Iranian opposition during the 1980s and participated in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in that country.


Insider Says Tehran Blast Killed and Wounded Hundreds

Stop Fundamentalism – A Persian Language dissident website, Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran (hrdai.net) reported today that according to its sources in Iran, Saturday’s blasts in a Iranian Revolutionary Guards Force military base in southwest of Tehran, has left hundreds killed or injured.

One of the military personnel at the base who wanted to remain anonymous told HRDAI reporter that between 170 to 300 IRGC personnel have been badly injured or killed as a result of the blasts.

The IRGC base which is a major top secret ballistic missile site is 46 kilometers southwest of the Capital city of Tehran but the blasts were so strong they were felt by residents in the eastern part of the city. A major part of the military base was destroyed by the blasts.


EU Sanctions Iran Five for Saudi Ambassador Terror Plot


Stop Fundamentalism - The European Union said Friday that it has imposed Sanctions on five individuals believed to have participated or are responsible for the murder plot of the Saudi Ambassador in Washington Last Tuesday, said AFP.

The United States and Great Britain had announced earlier this week that they have put sections on the individuals involved.  The sanctions include asset freeze.

One man by the name of Mansour Arbabsiar, a naturalized American citizen and a former used car salesman, is currently in US custody.  US say Arbabsiar has confessed and provided information about the plot.


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