Thursday, January 18, 2024

Pakistan Launches Airstrkies Against Iran


The Guardian: Pakistan hits separatist ‘hideouts’ in retaliatory strikes against Iran  

Drone and missile attacks in Sistan and Balochistan province come after Iran struck sites inside Pakistan 

Pakistan has launched retaliatory strikes against militants in Iran in response to attacks by Tehran that targeted sites within Pakistan’s borders, heightening fears of further instability across the Middle East and surrounding region. 

A statement by Pakistan’s foreign office early on Thursday said it had undertaken “a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts” in the Sistan and Balochistan province of Iran, adding that “a number of terrorists were killed during the intelligence-based operation”.  

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WNU Editor: One can only hope that the calmer voices will sway away from escalating this further .... Pakistan’s Army Strikes Back at Iran as Both Sides Urge Calm (Bloomberg).  

Update: This news report raised my eyebrows .... Iran struck Pakistan with missiles and drones as the 2 countries held a joint naval exercise (Business Insider). 

 Pakistan Launches Airstrikes Against Iran  

Pakistan launches airstrikes in Iran, killing 9, after an earlier attack by Tehran -- AP  

Pakistan fires retaliatory strike at Iran, stoking regional tension -- Reuters  

Pakistan carries out retaliatory strikes on militant targets in Iran -- France 24  

Pakistan launches retaliatory strikes into Iran, killing nine people -- BBC

Pakistan Retaliates With Strikes Inside Iran as Tensions Spill Over -- NYT 

Pakistan’s air force carries out retaliatory strikes against Iran --  

Pakistan carries out military strikes on separatist targets in Iran following deadly attack on its own soil by Tehran -- CNN  

Pakistan Launches Retaliatory Strikes Against ‘Terrorist Hideouts’ in Iran -- VOA  

Tensions rise after Pakistan launches deadly retaliatory air strikes against Iran -- ABC News Australia  

Pakistan missiles strike Iran in retaliatory bombing as tensions soar -- Al Jazeera  

Who Are the Separatists Targeted by Pakistan's Strikes in Iran? -- Reuters


Anonymous said...

No, I want more fighting between Pakistan and Iran.

The leaders of Iran have to be a special kind of stupid to have the Baluchis hate them so.

Anonymous said...

Here here! 👍

Anonymous said...

They attack both countries because they want an independent state and both Pakistan and Iran own parts of their ancestral land. Not only have both countries fought them; Pakistan is in a state of civil war with them. This is nothing new and both sides are attacking the same people.

But yeah, you're an expert on the mullahs of Iran, Mr. cheeto dust fingertips.

Anonymous said...

I believe certain regions , it might be best to be spun off. Baluchistan, which straddles Iran and Pakistan, is a candidate.

I do not see Baluchistan as being a going concern, but maybe it could.

The Iranians and Baluchis speak sister languages. Urdu is a Hindustani language with a lot of Persian influence.

Baluchistan was in many Persian empires. So between language and past political entities, the Balochis are closer to Iran than Urdu speakers or India.

But perhaps fragmenting before coalescing by mutual acquiescence is best.

The Iranian Mullahs are doing a worse job in Baluchistan than Putin is doing in Belarus.
Yes, I know about Baluchis being on both sides of the border. Want to criticize my lack of knowledge of different people. About the the only place would be South American tribes. So buzz off fuck head. Always nice for the FSB to check in.