A validated social media video posted on September 26, 2022, shows Iranian women throwing headscarves into the air during a protest in the Iranian city of Yazd.
Protests have been held across Iran following the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini after her arrest for allegedly breaching Iran's strict rules on hijab headscarves and modest clothing.
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard on Monday unleashed a wave of drone and artillery strikes targeting what Tehran says are bases of Iranian Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, a semiofficial news agency reported.
It was the second such cross-border assault since Saturday, at a time when Iran is convulsing with protests over the death of Amini.
A representative of one of the separatist groups in Iraq targeted in the attack — which struck the Sidikan area in the northern Kurdish-run region — said there were no casualties.
Protests over the death of Amini have spread across at least 46 cities, towns and villages. Iranian state TV has suggested that at least 41 protesters and police have been killed since the protests began Sept. 17. An Associated Press count of official statements by authorities tallied at least 13 dead, with more than 1,400 demonstrators arrested.
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