The Tehran Terror Attack Reveals Inconsistencies in the Anti-ISIS Fight

Iranians attend the funeral of victims of last week’s attack by the self-styled Islamic State group, Tehran, June 9, 2017 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).
Iranians attend the funeral of victims of last week’s attack by the self-styled Islamic State group, Tehran, June 9, 2017 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).
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Last week, while a great deal of attention was focused on the aftermath of the terrorist attack in central London, another wave of jihadi killings unfolded a continent away, in the heart of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The perpetrators of the June 7 operation in Tehran struck directly at regime targets, hitting the country’s parliament and the shrine to its founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing 17 people and wounding more than 50. The so-called Islamic State quickly took responsibility for the attacks in both London and Tehran, adding evidence to the theory that as it loses ground in Syria […]

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