• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Iran's revolutionary Islamic leader, Ayatollah Khomeini has denounced the killing, in Shiraz, southern Iran, of his close aide the Ayatollah Abdolhosen Dastkheyb.A schoolgirl assassin from an Islamic guerrilla group in the bombing.Several others, including a grandchild of the Ayatollah, were also killed in the explosion.

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    SHIRAZ, IRAN (VISNEWS - MAHMOUD OSKOUI)

    GV Motahai mosque
    GV INTERIOR Huge gathering inside mosque
    SV People holding poster of Ayatollah Khomeini
    CU PULL BACK TO SV Prayer-chanter in mosque
    SV Hojatoleslam Sanei, a member of the Guardians of the Constitution, speaks to gathering at mosque
    SCU Ayatollah Khalkhali sitting
    GV People chant, wave fists in the air, in mosque

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Iran's revolutionary Islamic leader, Ayatollah Khomeini has denounced the killing, in Shiraz, southern Iran, of his close aide the Ayatollah Abdolhosen Dastkheyb.A schoolgirl assassin from an Islamic guerrilla group in the bombing.Several others, including a grandchild of the Ayatollah, were also killed in the explosion.

    SYNOPSIS: The 68 year old Ayatollah Dastkheyb had just left home to conduct Friday (11 December) prayers at a mosque in the southern city of Shiraz when the attack occurred.iran's revolutionary Islamic leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, condemned the killing of his close aide, blaming "criminal American hands".

    Reports of assassinations by the guerrillas have been falling recently.The killing of the Ayatollah Datskheyb is said to be the most significant slaying since the death, in September, of Ayatollah Madani by a suicide commando in Tabriz.Huge crowds turned out foe the funeral on Sunday (13 December) which followed a special day set aside for mourning in Fars province where Ayatollah Dastkheyb had led Friday prayers since shortly after the revolution in 1979.
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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GIYS3QXSTT1AH6K9KELQ9AP8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GIYS3QXSTT1AH6K9KELQ9AP8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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