Aryamehr, a terrific Iranian blogger who frequently reports news and video from inside the regime is reporting news of an armed struggle by the Lor, Bakhtiari and Qashqai tribes in Iran against the regime.
Isfahan Province in Iran
According to the latest reports armed struggle against the Islamic Regime occupying Iran has begun by the Lor, Bakhtiari and Qashqai tribes of Iran. These are unconfirmed news but again I felt the need to post this as in case this is true it is indeed a major event which needs to get COVERED; please inform everyone of this very important news report, and if anyone has more news on it please share it with us.
One of my compatriots has translated this article into english for it to reach a wider audience.
The Beginning of Armed Struggle by Lor, Bakhtiari and Qashqai Tribes of Iran:
Urgent News: (2/1/2007)
Subject: National Uprising
Bulletin issued by NAMA* and ARA** Organizations
The great uprising to free the nation of Iran started yesterday by courageous native tribes of Iran in the Isfahan and neighboring provinces. Many nationalist heroic Iranians have joined this movement from other areas, including exiled Iranian community.
Yesterday, the region of Samirom and in between the state of Isfahan and city of Yasouj, was the scene of an armed battle between the regime’s Pasdar and Basij*** forces and the Partisans and Fighters of the region. This battle occurred at the front lines of the regime’s armed forces and caused heavy casualties. Most casualties were regimes armed forces.
Following this battle, Samirom, Yasouj and tribal regions of the Fars State have been declared RED areas by the regime.
In this battle, the young fighters and partisans, armed with hunting rifles and old armament were able to defeat the heavily armed forces of the regime and forced them to retreat. These operations were conducted by thousands of tribal fighters and the fighters succeeded to free vast tribal regions and several villages in the state of Isfahan and neighboring states.
These are mountainous regions that are in control of these Iranian tribes.
The regime’s reaction to this defeat has been to declare this conflict as a conflict with armed smugglers, who had arrived to this region from Sistan and Baluchistan province. This is obviously a lie as those regions are hundreds of miles away.
Further bulletins will be issued in due course.
Sure enough, the regime is claiming it was a clash with armed drug smugglers:
Via Iran Mania:
Six police officers and four volunteers were martyred and 13 wounded in a violent clash with drug traffickers in the city of Semirom, Isfahan province.
Police Commander of Semirom, identified by his surname Mokhtari, told ISNA that four drug smugglers were also killed in the 18-hour gun-battle.
“Security forces also seized 1.5 tons of narcotics and heavy machineguns in the clash,“ he said.
The report noted that the smugglers were from southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, which is a major transit route for drugs smuggled from neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The AP reports that the clashes that involved the deaths of 14 including civilians.
This will be worth keeping an eye on.