No. 562    |    29 November 2022


Crossing Arvand Rud (Shatt al-Arab)

Narrated by the Basij Commander Sardar Hossein Kargar

It was at the end of November, 1985 when I was informed that our forces intended to implement an operation. It was in the night and they had set up a temporal camp in Ahwaz Road. For confidentiality, they hold the meeting out of Ahwaz and in the night so that the fifth column, which was very active, would not be informed of the commanders going back and forth, and also their gathering in a special place.

What Happened on the 8th of September at Bazargan House?

On the morning of the 8th September of 1978, I [Fereshteh Bazargan], along with my sister and her husband, went to Jhaleh Square to participate in the demonstration. When we got near the square, we noticed the noise and commotion and shooting of the soldiers and we saw people running away from the square towards the surrounding streets. Some people took the wounded with them and were running away.

The 7th virtual meeting of Iranian oral history

Principles, Frameworks, and Standards of Conducting Oral History – 7

The 7th oral history meeting was held at the Clubhouse and Tarikhgar Rome on Saturday, December 23, 2021, under the management and hosting of Dr. Mehdi Farahani Monfared and performed by Mrs. Mosffa. In this meeting, Dr. Abolfazl Hassanabadi, Morteza Rasulipour, Dr. Habibullah Esmaili, and Dr. Mehdi Abolhasani Targhee spoke about the issue of oral history standards in theory and practice. In the continuation of the meeting, Dr. Farahani Monfared asked Mr. Abidpour to continue the discussion.

Book review

Still Roaring

Narration of the chequered life of disabled war veteran Seyyed Ali Akbar Mustafavi

"His performance was so effective that I appointed him at the head of the combat organization. He did everything in those few days. He is not only a skilled shooter at the national level, but also at the world level, he has been one of the best ones of CENTO competitions. Maybe he did not even think that one day he would use this expertise to destroy his enemies... Their captivity strengthened his faith and loyalty to the system".

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Da (Mother) 23

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Translated from the Persian with an Introduction by Paul Sprachman

Persian Version (2008)

Sooreh Mehr Publishing House

English Version (2014)

Mazda Publishers


Five: More and More Dead

The third day was extremely busy. The number of dead increased, especially in the residential areas that took direct hits. Most of the dead were women and children, which meant the female body washers would be under even more pressure to finish their work.

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