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Iran rebels say attack police station in capital

DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Iran's main rebel group said it had fired rocket-propelled grenades on Monday at a police station in the capital Tehran, near a high-security area where several Iranian leaders live. A spokesman for the Iraq-based People's Mujahideen Organisation told Reuters in Dubai that the attack had inflicted "heavy damage and casualties" on the police station in the northern suburb of Shemiran.

Residents of the district, near Jamaran where residences of senior leaders are located, said they had heard a loud blast.

Journalists who visited the area said there was no visible sign of damage at the police building. Police denied any attack had taken place.

The Mujahideen said the raid was the 14th it had launched in retaliation to Iran's missile attack on the group's bases in Iraq on Wednesday.

Iraq has said Iran fired 56 Scud missiles at Mujahideen camps, killing six people and wounding several others. The group has said one of its members had been killed.

Iran said the strike was in self-defence against Mujahideen attacks and threatened to launch more strikes against rebel bases in Iraq unless they ceased cross-border raids and attacks deep inside the Islamic republic.

Tehran regularly criticises the Iraqi government for backing the Mujahideen, the main Iranian armed opposition group. Iraq in turn accuses Iran of sheltering Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim dissidents.

The two countries fought a ruinous war from 1980 to 1988 and still have bitter disagreements over many issues including the repatriation of prisoners of war.

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Intelligence minister says "terrorism" continues despite warnings to Iraq

BBC Monitoring Service
Apr 27, 2001

Text of report by Iranian radio on 27 April

Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi has said: [Announcer-read throughout] The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to stand resolutely against any acts of terrorism in order to safeguard national security and stability, as well as the country's territorial integrity.

On the motive behind Iran's recent military operations against the bases of the monafeqin [hypocrites; derogatory reference to the Iraqi-based Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization - MKO] on Iraqi territory, Mr Yunesi said: Members of the monafeqin mini-group, which in effect act as mercenaries for Iraq, use the bases provided for them by that country to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorism, thereby causing public concern. We have repeatedly warned Iraq against supporting this mini-group. Nevertheless, they have escalated their acts of terrorism.

Noting that the [security] operations had been planned merely to warn groups which perpetrate acts of sabotage and murder, the intelligence minister said: This is our most urgent duty to the honourable and appreciative people of Islamic Iran.

The intelligence minister added: Thanks to the people's assistance, over 95 per cent of groups entering Iranian territory since last Shahrivar [month beginning 23 August] have been arrested before succeeding in their operations.

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Iran attacks rebel camps with heavy weapons, but were they 'Scuds'?

Janes Defense
Sean Boyne

April 26, 2001

Iran gave a demonstration of its tactical reach on 18 April when it unleashed a barrage of heavy weaponry onto seven rebel bases in Iraq.

It was one of the more elaborate onslaughts mounted by Iranian forces against the opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), which is hosted by the Saddam Hussein regime and maintains a sizeable military force on Iraqi soil with a reported strength of 15,000 to 20,000 fighters.

However, claims by the MEK that Iran fired 66 'Scud' missiles during the 18 April offensive was greeted with some scepticism by defence analysts. If the claim is true, then it would mean that Iran has vastly greater reserves of 'Scud' ballistic missiles than previously estimated. In recent years, some estimates have suggested that Iran had perhaps 200 'Scud B' missiles and 150 'Scud Cs'.

If this was the extent of the holding of 'Scud' missiles in the Iranian arsenal, it would be hardly conceivable that Iran would use up 66 of those weapons in a one-day offensive that resulted in just one reported MEK fatality.

During the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, for instance, Iran fired only about 14 Scuds in 1985, eight in 1986, 18 in 1987 and 77 in 1988. If the MEK claim is correct, it would mean that Iran fired more 'Scud' missiles in one day than it did in three years of all-out war from 1985 to 1987.

A more likely explanation - if the attacks were as heavy as claimed by the MEK and by the Iraqi government - is that they were not 'Scuds' but more modest battlefield weapons. The camps attacked were reportedly located near Basra, Kut, Jalawla and Khalis, all of which lie within 20-100km of the Iranian border, and Iran has the capability to develop and produce battlefield rockets capable of reaching these locations.

Among the longer-range rockets Tehran developed during the Iran-Iraq War was the Nazeat, the latest 450mm version of which has a range of up to 150km. There are believed to be several hundred Nazeats in the Iranian arsenal.

Also in production and in service is the 610mm Zelzal 2 heavy artillery rocket, which has a range of 200km.

Shorter-range artillery rockets in service include the 333mm Fadjr-5 (75km range), the 333mm Shahin 1 and 2 (13 and 20km range respectively), the 240mm Fadjr-3 (43km range), the 230mm Oghab (45km range) and a number of systems with a calibre of 122mm or less, many of which can reach more than 20km.

While Iran has confirmed that attacks were carried out on the MEK camps, an Iranian official contacted by janes.com was not in a position to say what type of missile, or how many, had been used.

Defence analyst Anthony Cordesman, of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies and a consultant to the US Government, said he could not place any credence in claims made by the MEK unless independently corroborated by intelligence sources.

The MEK has, however, claimed that 'Scuds' have been fired at its bases in the past. On 10 June 1999, when three missiles/rockets struck one of its bases at Ashraf (110km northeast of Baghdad), the MEK identified them as 'Scud Bs'.

The MEK has been a constant thorn in the side of the Iranian regime. Apart from cross-border attacks against Iranian security forces, the MEK also has an underground network within Iran that has carried out assassinations and other guerrilla attacks.

Iran has responded over the years with rocket and missile attacks on MEK bases in Iraq's eastern frontier region. Iranian combat aircraft have also crossed the border into Iraq to bomb MEK bases, the most recent such strike occurring in September 1998.

Additional reporting by Peter Felstead.

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Iran says eight rebels killed near Iraqi border

TEHRAN, April 28 (Reuters) - Iranian forces killed eight Mujahideen rebels in a clash near the border with Iraq on Saturday, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported. The agency quoted Iran's army as saying that troops clashed with nine fighters from the Iraq-based People's Mujahideen Organisation trying to cross into Iran in the mountainous Qasr-e Shirin area. The ninth member was captured, it said.

IRNA said no government troops had been hurt in the clash.

In a statement sent to Reuters in Dubai, the Mujahideen said its fighters had killed or wounded dozens of Iranian government forces in several hours of clashes which began north of the nearby town of Gilan-e Gharb.

Less than two weeks ago Iran fired more than 50 missiles at Mujahideen camps in Iraq. Iran has warned it will launch more attacks unless the Mujahideen stop cross-border raids. The Mujahideen have used Iraq as a base for operations since the latter stages of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. The group has in recent months stepped up cross-border raids and attacks deep inside Iran, including in the capital Tehran.

Tehran accuses the Iraqi government of supporting the Mujahideen. Iraq in turn accuses Iran of providing refuge for Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim dissidents who mount hit-and-run attacks in southern Iraq.

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Military claims more than 70 opposition fighters killed

TEHRAN, April 29 (AFP) - A top Iranian army officer announced Sunday, following a day of bloody clashes, that more than 70 of the Iraqi-based armed opposition, the People's Mujahedeen, had been killed in battle with Iran since March 21. "Since Norouz (March 21, Iranian New Year's Day), more than 70 Mujahedeen have been killed by Iranian forces in the border zone with Iraq and in the south of the country," General Nasser Mohammadi-Far was quoted as saying by the official IRNA agency.

The military said it has retrieved the bodies of 20 Mujahedeen.

On Saturday, Iranian television said eight militants from the Mujahedeen were killed and another was injured in clashes with government troops in the western Khermanshah province bordering Iraq.

The television report added that not one Iranian soldier was killed or wounded during the exchange.

Mohammadi-Far also described to IRNA the military's recent offensives -- including missiles strikes on April 18 against Mujahedeen bases in Iraq -- as "a phase of rapid intervention prevention."

He added the military has several thousand armoured vehicles ready for battle, and armoured vehicles would be deployed with ground forces in the near future.

The Iranian missile strikes into Iraq -- which, according to Iraq and the Mujahedeen, left at least six Iraqi civilians and one Mujahedeen member dead -- have heated up tensions along the Iranian-Iraqi border.

The Mujahedeen reported clashes with the Iranian army in the border area on April 22, following the Iranian strikes.

IRNA quoted foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi as telling agency personnel Sunday, "The destruction of Mujahedeen bases in Iraq by Iran's armed forces are a measure of punishment.

"Iran has repeatedly said it will respect the integrity of Iraqi territory, but this should not be interpreted as allowing borders to be disrespected, or terrorist aggression, or attacks on the Iranian people."

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MKO claim clashes in Kermanshah

NICOSIA, April 29 (AFP) - The Iraqi based armed MKO said it killed or wounded dozens of Iranian forces in clashes in the western province of Kermanshah that began Saturday morning and were continuing into the night. In a statement faxed to AFP in Nicosia, the Mujahedeen said extensive clashes broke out Saturday morning between its units and combined intelligence ministry and Revolutionary Guards forces in the Gilan e-Gharb region. It said the clashes spread rapidly to large areas of the province and were still continuing at 8:00 pm (1430 GMT).

Government forces received a "severe blow ... in the first hour of the clashes and left behind several dead and wounded," the statement said.

They then called in reinforcements and, at 5:00 pm, forces of the 4th Brigade of the 81st Division were sent in, along with army helicopters from Kermanshah.

The group regularly claims to have carried out military operations inside Iran.

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Iran continues attacks on Mujahadeen

NICOSIA [MENL] Apr. 30 -- Iran claims continued success in its war against the Baghdad-based opposition. The Iranian military reported that it foiled an attack by the Muhajadeen Khalq insurgency group over the weekend. A military statement in Teheran said Iranian troops detected and ambushed the Mujhahadeen squad in the border area with Iraq.

Eight out of the nine members of the Mujahadeen squad were killed, the statement said. A ninth was captured.

The military said it seized weapons and ammunition in the attack. The statement said the Mujahadeen squad intended to infiltrate Iran's mountainous region south of Khosrowi.

In all, a military source said, more than 70 Mujahadeen members have been killed since March 21.

The Mujahadeen acknowledged the clash but did not confirm reports on casualties. Instead, the group issued a statement that more than 100 Iranian troops were killed or injured in what it termed was a series of clashes in the province of Kermanshah.

Iran claims to have destroyed all of the Mujahadeen bases inside Iraq. The bases were destroyed in an Iranian missile attack on April 18 in which Teheran was said to have fired 66 Scuds.

Brig. Gen. Nasser Mohammadifar, the chief of Iranian ground forces, said the military has deployed several thousand armored vehicles to handle any attack from Iraq. The general said Mujahadeen bases near the Iranian border contain tanks, heavy guns, and helicopter gunships.

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Senior general "seriously wounded" in ambush say MKO

NICOSIA, May 2 (AFP) - The commander of Iran's 84th army division was "seriously wounded" in an ambush earlier this week, according to a statement Wednesday from the Iraqi based armed MKO. The statement, received by AFP in Nicosia, said Brigadier General Mohammad-Hossein Bagheri was among those wounded in an operation by Mujahedeen units on Monday night and is now undergoing treatment in the army hospital in the southwestern city of Ahwaz.

The statement said Mujahedeen units carried out a "large-scale ambush and booby-trap operation" east of the town of Moussian.

"They trapped Bagheri and his bodyguards, as well as intelligence and security patrols of the army known as Combat Intelligence Support Groups," the statement said.

The Mujahedeen said the army announced the deaths, but "claimed that the casualties it suffered among its commanders and agents were caused by the explosion of land mines left over from the Iran-Iraq war."

It also said the Iranian government had not disclosed that Bagheri had been injured in the attack.

State television reported Tuesday that six Iranian soldiers had been killed overnight during a demining operation in southwestern Iran, in Ilam province, close to the border with Iraq.

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Iran claims five members of Iraqi-based MKO killed

TEHRAN, May 1 (AFP) - Five fighters of the Iraqi based MKO were killed Monday in southwest Iran, near the border with Iraq, state radio said Tuesday.

The five "mercenaries", equipped with "light and medium weapons" were trying to enter Iran from the region near the Shatt al-Arab waterway which marks the border, the radio said.

They were killed and their equipment seized by troops of the 92nd Armoured Division of Khuzestan province, it added.

The Iranian military said Sunday that more than 70 of the Mujahedeen had been killed in battle with Iran since March 21, the first day of the Iranian year.

The Mujahadeen, who report almost daily clashes with Iranian security forces, some of which are confirmed at least partially by Tehran, dismissed the claim as "lies".

On April 18 Iran launched missile strikes against Mujahadeen camps in Iraq, which Baghdad and the opposition group said left at least six Iraqi civilians and one Mujahedeen member dead.

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6 soldiers killed by left over Iran-Iraq war mine: military

TEHRAN, May 1 (AFP) - Six Iranian soldiers were killed early Tuesday during a demining operation in southwestern Iran close to the border with Iraq, state television reported.

The two officers and four soldiers lost their lives after stepping on a landmine in Ilam province, television said, quoting a local military official.

The official said rains and landslides had shifted the mines, making their clearance particularly difficult.

The armed Iraqi based MKO in a statement to AFP in Nicosia, alleged however that the six were killed in a clash with its guerrillas.

The Iraq-based Mujahadeen said they were among eight Iranian troops killed or wounded in ambushes and booby-traps laid "with special engineering tactics" east of Moussian.

Some 750,000 hectares (1.9 million acres) of land have so far been demined since the end of Iran's 1980-1988 war with neighbouring Iraq, the official said.

Since the begining of the year, the Iranian military has been demining the southwestern Iranian border regions where Iranian and Iraqi troops laid thousands of mines during their eight-year conflict.

Several hundred people, both civilians and military staff, have been killed or injured from the deadly remains of the war.

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Iraqi based MKO says attack in Tehran caused heavy casualties & damage

NICOSIA, May 12 (AFP) - The Iraqi based armed MKO, the Mujahedeen, said it attacked the headquarters of two government organizations at a conference center in Tehran with mortars and grenades Friday night, inflicting heavy casualties and damage.

In a statement faxed to AFP in Nicosia Saturday, the Mujahedeen said it struck the Islamic Culture and Communications Organization (ICCO) and the headquarters of the state security forces' counter-intelligence operations at the Khomeini complex in the Abbas Abbad district of northern Tehran.

It said the targets were hit with "mortars, grenade-launching guns and rifle-launched grenades" at 8:30 pm (1600 GMT). The Iraq-based Mujahedeen said "heavy damage and casualties were inflicted" on the ICCO headquarters, and that "flames and smoke could be seen from a distance."

The Mujahedeen, which frequently claims attacks on targets inside Iran, said the latest operation was in response to what it said was the "brutal assault" on people in the northern city of Sari.

The statement said "residents and young people" in Sari had staged a protest and clashed with security forces after the roof of the city's football stadium collapsed on Sunday.

An estimated 30,000 were packed into Sari's Mottaqi stadium, built to hold no more than half that number, when the northwest stand collapsed during a football match. Two people were killed and another 287 injured. (There were no reports of a 'brutal assault' by security forces from reporters on the scene.)

The Mujahedeen alleged that Revolutionary Guards opened fire on the protesters, and that a number of people were killed or wounded, and a large number of young people arrested. The ICCO is a powerful conservative-dominated organization in Islamic Iran, run by Ayatollah Ali Tashkiri and responsible for cultural relations with monotheistic religions abroad.

It frequently organizes conferences to which international personalities are invited.

However, the MKO claims that the ICCO has as one of its main tasks the recruitment of non-Iranian Muslims for "terrorist operations" against resistance activists or foreign targets abroad."

The MKO itself is listed as a terrorist organization in the West.

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Iraqi based MKO claims new attack on offices in Tehran

TEHRAN, May 20 (AFP) - Iraqi based MKO said Saturday its forces had launched attacks on two official buildings in Tehran for the second time in just over a week, causing unknown casualties. In a faxed statement to AFP in Nicosia, the group said its units in Tehran "attacked with grenade-launching guns and rifle-launched grenades the headquarters of the Islamic Culture and Communications Organisation (ICCO) .... and the Khomeini complex."
The statement said the attack inflicted heavy damage, adding that fire engines and ambulances were quickly despatched to the scene, where a meeting of senior officials had been due to begin moments later.

The opposition group said the Saturday operation was in retaliation for a "crackdown on residents and youth of Zarand in southern Iran" on May 15.

No independent confirmation of the claim was available.

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Mortar shell damages state-owned building in Tehran

BBC Monitoring Service
Jun 25, 2001

Text of report in English by Iranian news agency IRNA

Tehran, 25 June: A mortar shell has hit a state-owned building in northern capital earlier tonight and caused damage, witnesses told IRNA Monday [25 June].

They said that the mortar hit the building which fields the wealthy Mostaz'afan and Janbazan Foundation (entity for the poor and war-disabled), located around Argentina Square.

The officials, IRNA contacted, declined to comment on the explosion, nor did they give any word on the damage inflicted on the building.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

Such mortar attacks are on certain occasions carried out by the Iraq-based terrorists, known as Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

MKO's are usually dispatched from their bases in the neighbouring Iraq to carry out subversive operations inside the Islamic Republic.

MKO, officially outlawed in the wake of the discovery of political assassinations, bomb blasts and terrorist schemes by its members in Iran in 1979 and thereafter, have long since moved their headquarters to neighbouring Iraq from where they launch sporadic attacks against the Islamic Republic while Baghdad consistently supports or connives at them.

Iran last month launched dozens of missiles at MKO bases inside Iraq and threatened more attacks unless the rebels stopped military operations against Tehran. religion and Church.

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Iran rebels say attack government buildings

DUBAI, June 26 (Reuters) - Iran's Mujahideen rebels said on Tuesday they had fired rockets at four government buildings in the capital Tehran and caused heavy damage and casualties. The attacks took place late on Monday on three security offices and the Foundation for the Deprived and the War Disabled, the Iraq-based People's Mujahideen said in a fax.

Iran's official news agency IRNA confirmed the attack on the foundation, which oversees extensive properties confiscated after the 1979 Islamic revolution, and said it had caused some damage.

The Mujahideen statement said, "The attacks on four centres of suppression and plunder caused heavy damage and casualties," adding that the assaults were an act of solidarity with protesting workers recently laid off by the foundation.

The Mujahideen, Iran's main armed opposition group, say they have carried out about a hundred attacks inside Iran since March in their attempt to overthrow the Islamic republic.

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Iran says opposition rebels killed

BBC Monitoring Service
Jun 26, 2001

Source: Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran Network 1

The Iranian security forces have killed a number of rebels of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization, Iranian TV said on Tuesday, quoting the intelligence ministry.

"All members of the monafeqin teams who entered the country from Iraqi territory were killed and large amounts of arms and ammunition were seized," the ministry said.

It said members of a number of other Mojahedin-e Khalq teams "which had entered Iran from Iraq earlier this year with the aim of carrying out terrorist operations" were also arrested.

It did not say when the actions occurred.

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Iran says Iraqi based MKO fighters killed

TEHRAN, June 27 (AFP) - Intelligence services killed the members of several teams belonging to the armed opposition People's Mujahadeen, state radio said Wednesday. The report was denied as "lies" by the Iraq-based group in a statement sent to AFP in Nicosia. The radio quoted a statement from the intelligence ministry which did not say how many Mujahadeen units had been broken up or the number of those killed.

The statement said they had entered the country to disrupt the presidential elections, which took place on June 8, by carrying out bomb attacks in the provinces.

The Mujahadeen, which claims to have carried out 96 operations in Iran since March, the latest being four in Tehran Monday night, said the regime was trying to cover up the blows the group had inflicted.

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Iran rebels say one fighter killed in Tehran clash

DUBAI, July 12 (Reuters) - Iran's Mujahideen rebels said on Thursday that one of their fighters was killed in clashes with Iranian security forces in the capital Tehran. In a statement sent to Reuters in Dubai, the Iraq-based People's Mujahideen said its forces had killed or wounded an unspecified of police and secret agents in the shoot-out near a main police building in the north of the city late on Wednesday.

The group said passers-by came to the aid of its forces and helped them leave the area. It said police arrested a number of bystanders.

There was no immediate reaction by Iranian officials or state media to the Mujahideen report.

Iraq accused neighbouring Iran on Wednesday of being behind an apparent rocket attack in Baghdad, which was claimed by an Iran-based Iraqi dissident group.

The Mujahideen, Iran's main armed opposition group, say they have intensified attacks inside Iran in an attempt to overthrow the Islamic government.

Iran and Iraq, which fought an eight-year war in the 1980s, often swap charges over harbouring each other's rebel groups.

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Iran regrets Italian official's meeting with MKO agent

Tehran, July 19, IRNA -- The head of the Iran-Italy Parliamentary Friendship Group on Thursday raised profound `regrets' over a meeting of the deputy head of the Italian Chamber of Deputies with a member of the Iraq-based terrorist group, the MKO.

"Considering the terrorist activities perpetrated by this outlawed group, such a meeting is unacceptable and shocking," Ahmad Bourqani told IRNA.

"Although the United States and Britain have labelled members of this group as terrorists, such a meeting between a senior official of a country which maintains good relations with Iran is questionable," he said. Members of the terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization are often also labelled as `hypocrites'.

"(Deputy Head of the Italian Parliament) Alfredo Bivendi was expected to condemn the terrorist operations of this group," he added.

Bivendi on Tuesday met with an MKO agent who provided him with anti-Iran information.

The MKO, officially outlawed in Iran because of a long record of political assassinations, bomb blasts and terrorist schemes committed by its members in Iran since 1979, was forced to move its headquarters to neighboring Iraq from where they launch sporadic attacks against the Islamic Republic with Baghdad's connivance.

Iran in May launched dozens of missiles at MKO bases inside Iraq and threatened more attacks unless the rebels stopped military operations against Tehran.

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