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Iran Guards chief vows 'decisive response' after Trump threat

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:32 PM

'We have also ordered our naval units to target [US boats and forces] if they try to endanger the safety of our ships or boats of war,' says Major General Hossein Salami

TENSION. In this file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami speaks during a pro-government rally in the capital Tehran's central Enghelab Square on November 25, 2019. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:23 AM

Bahraini opposition swiftly condemns the verdict, while human rights group Amnesty International decries the 'mockery of justice' and 'mass arbitrary denaturalization'

(FILES) A photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows a Bahraini demonstrator drapped the Bahrain flag as smoke rises from tear gas fired by riot police during a protest on the southern outskirts of Manama.  The Gulf state of Bahrain, on April 16, 2019, jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship for plotting to form a "terror" group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor said. AFP

Iran president says U.S. 'leader of world terrorism'

Apr 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

'Who are you to label revolutionary institutions as terrorists?' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani asks in a speech broadcast live by state television

IRAN REACTS. President Hassan Rouhani says that the United States is the real 'leader of world terrorism' after Washington blacklisted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a 'foreign terrorist organization.' AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:04 PM

(UPDATED) General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the Revolutionary Guards only intervened 'in a limited way' against fewer than 15,000 'troublemakers' nationwide

SUPPORT. Pro-government demonstrators hold posters of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) and Iran's founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a march in Iran's holy city of Qom, 130 kilometres south of Tehran on January 3, 2018. Photo by Mohammad Ali Marizad/AFP

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit ISIS targets

Jun 19, 2017 - 3:09 PM

The June 18 strike comes after twin attacks in Tehran on June 7 killed 17 people in the first attacks in the Islamic republic claimed by ISIS

Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning

Mar 09, 2016 - 4:24 PM

UPDATED The missile tests described by Iran s powerful Revolutionary Guards as a show of force in the face of US pressure come just weeks after the implementation of Iran s historic nuclear deal with world powers

A handout picture made available by the Iranian defence ministry official website shows, an Iranian ballistic missile launch at an undisclosed location, in Iran, on March 8, 2016. Defense Ministry Official Website/Handout/EPA

Iran releases US sailors seized in Gulf

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:12 PM

3rd UPDATE The sailors – 9 men and a woman – are freed after being seized in the Gulf

epa05099360 A handout picture made available by the US Navy on 13 January 2016 shows a Riverine command boat from Riverine Detachment 23 operating with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) (not pictured) during a maritime air support operations center exercise in the Arabian sea, at sea, 12 June 2012. Two US naval vessels were detained on 13 January 2016 by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf, but US defense officials said the sailors on board the ships were not in any danger. After losing contact with the 'two small naval craft,' which media reportedly to be two Riverine patrol boats, US officials established communication with Iranian authorities 'who have informed us of the safety and well-being of our personnel,' the Pentagon said. The Pentagon has received assurances the sailors would be allowed to continue their journey promptly. They were en route from Kuwait to Bahrain when they were detained. EPA/US NAVY/ZANE ECKLUND HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Minister says Iraq halts Tikrit operation to avoid losses

Mar 17, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Iraqi forces halt a massive operation to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State ISIS group to avoid casualties and protect infrastructure

A picture made available on 16 March 2015 shows Iraqi soldiers inspecting the scene of clashes with Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in eastern Tikrit city, north of Iraq, 15 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Iraqi forces enter ISIS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:55 AM

A combination of army police and volunteer forces move into northern and southern Tikrit the hometown of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and a main ISIS stronghold

Fallujah residents inspect a house damaged in an apparent airstrike carried out by the Iraqi army on Fallujah, Iraq, 10 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Concern grows for civilians as noose tightens around Tikrit

Mar 05, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Concern mount over the fate of civilians in Tikrit where Iraqi forces are trying to trap Islamic State ISIS group jihadists

READY FOR ACTION. Volunteers from Iraqi Shiite militia take up position near Tikrit city, northern Iraq, 02 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Iraq jihadists slow Tikrit advance

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Outnumbered and outgunned the jihadists who have held Tikrit since June 2014 have been resorting to guerrilla tactics to disrupt the government s advance

READY FOR ACTION. Volunteers from Iraqi Shiite militia take up position near Tikrit city, northern Iraq, 02 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Iraq forces take on Tikrit in biggest operation yet

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Iraqi government forces have been working their way north in recent months notching up key victories against ISIS but Tikrit is their toughest target yet

TAKING COVER. Volunteer Shiite fighters, known as the Popular Mobilisation units, who support the Iraqi government forces in the combat against the Islamic State (ISIS) group fire a Howitzer artillery canon in the village of Awaynat near the city of Tikrit on February 28, 2015. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP