The Judiciary’s Mizan news agency reported on Tuesday that Jamshid Sharmahd was sentenced to death in the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on charges of “corruption on earth” by planning and orchestrating terrorist acts in the country. Sharmahd, who holds German citizenship and is also a US resident, was the ringleader of the Tondar (Thunder) terrorist outfit. He was accused of planning a series of attacks, including a 2008 attack against a religious congregation center in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, Fars Province, which killed 14 people and wounded hundreds. US-based group ringleader admits providing explosives for 2008 deadly bomb attack in Iran US-based group ringleader admits providing explosives for 2008 deadly bomb attack in Iran Upon arrest, the ringleader of a US-based anti-Iran terrorist group admits providing explosives for a 2008 attack in southern Iran. Sharmahd and his Tondar group, were also behind a 2010 terrorist bombing at Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the Iranian capital, which left several people injured. The 67-year-old is also accused of working with US intelligence and spying on Iran’s ballistic missile program. Citing documents in the case, Mizan news agency said Sharmahd had planned to commit 23 terrorist acts, and succeeded in executing five. “His verdict can still be appealed in the Supreme Court,” Mizan added. The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement in August 2020 that it had arrested the terrorist ringleader, who had directed “armed operations and acts of sabotage” in Iran from the US. US responsible for terrorist crimes of Tondar group in Iran: Envoy to UN US responsible for terrorist crimes of Tondar group in Iran: Envoy to UN Iran Upon his arrest, Sharmahd admitted to providing explosives for the bombing attack in the Hosseynieh Seyed al-Shohada Mosque in Shiraz, in which 14 people were killed and more than 200 wounded. According to the Ministry, the group had planned to carry out several high-profile and potentially deadly attacks across the Islamic Republic, but its efforts were thwarted by the intricate intelligence operations targeting the outfit.
Armed clashes have broken out between Israeli troops and Palestinian resistance forces during a large-scale raid on the flashpoint Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Information Center, citing local sources, reported that the fierce confrontations took place after Israeli forces violently stormed the refugee camp on Tuesday morning.
Videos circulated on social media showed the regime’s troops withdrawing from the area after they came under heavy fire, with resistance forces targeting patrols.
No casualties have been reported so far.
According to local sources, an Israeli spy balloon was flying over Jenin during the early morning attack on the area.
Israeli forces also raided the Fawwar refugee camp near the West Bank city of al-Khalil, arresting at least 15 Palestinians.
Meanwhile, Palestinian media outlets announced that resistance forces have carried out 27 operations, including four shooting operations, against Israelis in the occupied al-Quds and West Bank during the past 24 hours.
Palestinian youths have also resisted Israeli settler’s attacks across the occupied territories.
Israeli forces have recently been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus, where new groups of Palestinian resistance fighters have been formed.
The United Nations marked 2022 as the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in 16 years.
Israeli forces killed at least 171 Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied East al-Quds last year, including more than 30 children. At least 9,000 others were injured as well.