Monday, July 10, 2006

9 July/ 18 Tir - A historical date in Iranian history

Today is July 9th or "18 Tir". This date is marked by two historical Iranian freedom movements.

The Nojeh rescue attempt took place on "18 Tir", 1980, and was executed by officers of the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces in cooperation with non-military elements to topple the Islamists who had hijacked Iran in 1979. The operation was not successful and somewhere around 150 participants who were part of this noble and patriotic mission were brutally killed by the Islamic regime that took to power.

On July 9th, 1999, Iranian students were protesting the closure and censorship of newspapers exercised by the Islamist government. During the night of that day Islamist forces of the Islamic Republic attacked the student dormitories of Tehran, catching the students off-guard, and leading to the brutal killings of several students; some who were thrown out of their dormitory windows! For over a week there were massive anti-regime demonstrations across Iran but which in the end were savagely suppressed by the terrorist Mullah's.

For more background on these two historic events please visit the below links:

Top Gunned Down - Mastermind of the Nojech Coup Attempt
Nice Try - The Failed Nojeh Coup
In memory of all brave souls who stood up against tyranny
July 9th

July 9th (1999) related news
July 9th (1999) Wikipedia

Today we honor the memories of our fallen heroes who left us on this date. Their souls have now become eternal and their memories will be cherished for generations to come.


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