Iran: Bloodshed in the Streets Again

Despite hundreds of executions, the guerrillas press on

"This is the month of blood. Khomeini will fall." Chanting that refrain, throngs of young men and women opposed to the repressive theocratic regime of Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini began marching in the streets of Tehran one morning last week. Acting on government orders to "exterminate the heathens," members of the Islamic Guards quickly went after the protesters. But the Guards were trapped by leftist Mujahedin-e Khalq guerrillas who had positioned themselves on rooftops along the streets. The government conceded that 36 Islamic Guards were...

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