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Iran Starts Trial of ISIL Terrorists Involved in Parliament Attack

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Trial opened in a Tehran court here on Sunday for the terrorists involved in the June 2017 attack on the Iranian parliament.

Two terrorist attacks were simultaneously carried out by five ISIL terrorists against the Iranian Parliament building and the Mausoleum of late Imam Khomeini, both in Tehran, Iran, on 7 June 2017, leaving 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded.

8 ISIL terrorists are now being tried at Tehran Revolutionary Court in the presence of their lawyers and families of those killed in the attack.

Based on the indictment, one of the suspects has joined the ISIL in a foreign state almost three years ago and returned to Iran last year with weapons and ammunition and while he was armed with a suicide belt. He was tasked with coordination for terrorist attacks inside the country.

All the suspects present in the first court session were arrested on June 7-26, 2017, and they are accused of purchasing, carrying and keeping light, semi-heavy and heavy arms and conducting terrorist attack.

A few days after the June 7 terrorist attacks, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched 6 missile strikes at ISIL centers in Syria’s Deir Ezzur in retaliation.

“The Takfiri terrorists’ command center, concentration points and logistical centers used for assembling cars for suicide attacks in Deir Ezzur region in Eastern Syria came under attack by the IRGC moments ago in a move to punish the terrorists for the twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, on June 7,” a statement issued by the IRGC Public Relations Office said at the time.

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