Violent gunmen unloaded a hail of bullets at the ambulance of Red Lion and Sun Society of Iran, which was bound to the city of Sanandaj from the mobile hospital of Red Lion and Sun Society of Iran, killing a doctor, a paramedic, and the driver.
According to a report published by Ettela’at Daily on April 27, 1980, the militants targeted another ambulance parked outside the governorate with an RPG. Three wounded men aboard the ambulance were killed in the ensuing fire. Nine civilians
Heavy clashes erupted between students and knife-wielding counter-revolutionary terrorists of Mujahedin-e Khalq and Fedaian-e Khalq groups.
Jomhouri Eslami Daily reported on April 20, 1980, that as a result of the attacks two were killed, some 100 were injured and the university building was badly damaged.
IRGC found an AK-47 from the office of Pishgam Student Organization. The first named victim of the clashes is Parviz Sattari.
Hashem Ahmadzadeh, an Assistance Professor at the University of Urmia, was killed by unidentified gunmen.
Ettela’at Daily reported on March 28, 1979, that Ahmadzadeh’s bullet-riddled body was found in his house on Urmia’s Band Road.
The Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and PMOI) waged a campaign of armed terror against the Iranian people in the early 1980s. Northern Iran was one of the first targets of the terrorist group, where they waged a guerilla war using the thick forests as their hideout.
Jomhouri Eslami Daily reported on March 15, 1981, that an armed standoff broke out in the city of Qa'emshahr by MEK members.
Two IRGC members identified as Rajab Ali Baqernia and Haidar Khannejad were shot and
Six teachers of Firuzabad, who had been teaching in western Sardasht city, were set upon by armed militants, reported Jomhouri Eslami Daily on March 1, 1981.
As a result of the armed attack, two teachers were killed and a third suffered serious injuries.
Mohammad Moazzen and Ali Akbar Biuk Aqaei were named as the dead.
Mortar attacks on residential regions in Western Iran had been one of the most brutal terrorist attacks carried out by terrorists during the early 1980s.
Jomhouri Eslami Daily reported on February 19, 1981, that the hostile militants pounded the city of Miando'ab, West Azerbaijan Province with mortars.
A water facility near Sa’adatabad was hit and damaged in the attack. No one on the ground was injured.
For the first time, two sets of documents from Saddam's intelligence service’s correspondence with MEK in 1988 were published, containing ammunition and weapons requests from the Ba'ath party after Operation Mersad.
MEK had been receiving considerable support from Saddam’s regime since June 1986, when it was firmly based in Iraq. This support, which continued until the fall of Saddam in April 2003, had different dimensions ranging from receiving large quantities of weapons and ammunition and
Militants affiliated with Komala ransacked Khāndān Qoli village in Bijar, looting the villagers’ food warehouses and beating the village council members.
Ettela’at Daily reported on February 7, 1981 that an eight-year-old girl was killed in the standoff.
Ms. Maryam Moradi, 21, who had been in Komala’s captivity for four months could make a break for it. The villagers didn’t let some of the gunmen get away. They chased them down and hand-delivered them to IRGC.
On January 22, 1981, several unidentified person riding cars without license plates set fire to bookstores in front of the Tehran University. The attacks continued for three straight nights and the bookstores belonged to the following publishers: Elm, Katibeh, Bastan, and Shabgir, Jomhouri Eslamic Daily reported on January 26, 1981.
During the early years of the revolution, hundreds of innocent Iranian civilians were killed in cold blood in armed rampages of terrorists on the western villages of Iran.
According to a news published in Kayhan Daily on January 13, 1981, two innocent civilians were killed during the militants’ armed rampage in Jalbar village, Naqadeh.
Three civilians were killed and 15 wounded after a minibus hit a landmine in Naqadeh at 8:45 a.m.
Ettela’at Daily reported on October 14, 1980, that the minibus was destroyed completely. Those civilians who died in the mine explosion were identified as Maleki Qassemi, a 7-month pregnant woman, and Hassan Ali Alipur Mamaqani.
The third person, Moharram Noruzi, was later killed in the hospital.
Armed KDP militants, numbering at least 300, including 15 to 30 female fighters, raided the city of Urmiā from the west specifically Apadana and Band Streets, taking control of sensitive parts of the city.
Ettela’at, Kayhan, and Jomhouri Eslami newspapers reported between October 12 and October 16, 1980, that the militants, armed with RPG-7 and AK-47 rifles, first stormed the IRGC headquarters and then proceeded to target other parts of the city, including residential areas killing innocent
Blind terrorist attacks i.e. fatal shootings in broad daylight by terrorist groups was a typical phenomenon during the early years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
According to a news published by Kayhan Newspaper on October 5, 1980, an Armenian civil engineer identified as Harach Hambarchian was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman in Isfahan. He had survived another assassination attempt a few months ago.
The MEK terrorist group which now resides in France and Albania was the first initiator of suicide operations in western Asia before Al-Qaida and ISIS.
This terrorist group entitles perpetrators of suicide missions Sacred Martyrs. Released on September 5, 1985, Issue No.261 of Mojahed Magazine -main press organ of the MEK- introduced a few members of the group who carried out suicide operations in the 1980s and called them Martyrs of Freedom.
Gohar Adab Avaz
Mohammad Reza Ebrahimzadeh
Violent separatist groups in western and northwestern Iran have been always targeting the innocent local civilians who had refused to join and condone their violent behavior.
According to Jomhouri Eslami’s September 23, 1980 edition, Komala-linked militants ransacked Kapak and Afrasiab villages in Kurdistan province, threatening villagers and stealing their money and food. They also imposed taxes on villagers and threatened to take them to their courts. On the same day in Soltanabad
In late 1970s, firing mortar shells on cities and villages was commonly used by armed terrorists, especially in western and northwestern Iran.
According to a news published in Kayhan newspaper on September 16, 1980, armed terrorists fired 9 mortar shells into the city of Shahindezh, killing two, including a woman. Also Yangiabad and Abbas Bolaqi villages came under heavy fire by militants.
Gunmen affiliated with Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) killed a number of civilians and burned their bodies without compunction in northwestern Iran.
According to a news published in Ettela’at Daily on September 2, 1979, KDP gunmen took passengers of a minibus hostage on the road between Jaldian and Piranshahr. Two women and 3 children were among the hostages. The hostage-takers opened fire on an Army truck while they were transferring the hostages, killing 3 privates in the truck. They
According to a news published by Jomhouri Eslami and Ettela’at newspapers on August 4, 1980, a number of armed assailants wielding heavy and small arms launched an attack on Gendarmerie of Godneshin, Urmiā, but faced with fierce resistance and retreated. The assailants then took hostage a villager in Bāleqchi. The armed standoff left one dead.
Three of five powerful sound bombs were exploded in Company Passage in Berlin alley, killing at least 6, including four women and a child, and injuring 100 more. Five stores were destroyed and 50 others were damaged. Furqan took responsibility for the bombings. Simultaneously, three other groups took credit for the blasts. The news of the blasts was published in Jomhouri Eslami, Ettela’at and Kayhan newspapers on July 23 and 24, 1980.