Pakistan launched air and heavy artillery strikes on Iranian targets on Thursday. Iranian media reported at least nine deaths. The attack was in response to an Iranian missile attack on Pakistan which targeted Balochi separatists on seven different locations. The attack involved drones and rockets as well as loitering weapons and “drones” and “standoff weapons”. ”
Iran announces that 7 ppl were killed in a missile strike by the Pakistani Army near the Iranian city of Saravan.
The strike against the Balochi group was in response to an Iranian ballistic missile attack against Pakistan a day earlier.
Tensions grow between 🇮🇷🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/xwYndqu7GV
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) January 18, 2024
Iran fired a missile at what it claimed was a Balochi separatist base in Pakistan. It is confusing, because Pakistan accuses a different Balochi separatist group.
Although the future of this project has not been determined yet, it will in a couple weeks.
At the time of the Iranian missile attack, Iran and Pakistan were conducting joint naval exercises. They appeared to have good relations.
Iranian and Pakistani military forces have staged a day-long joint naval training exercise in the Strait of Hormuz and the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. pic.twitter.com/epBYUHXiPw
— Press TV (@PressTV) January 17, 2024
The attack led to speculation that Pakistan may have been involved.
This story was quickly put to bed when Pakistan called their ambassador in Tehran and declared them persona non grata.
Pakistan expels Iran envoy, recalls ambassador from Tehran after air strike pic.twitter.com/7wgSRNl2gI
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) January 18, 2024
India has expressed its support for Iran but also for Israel. India has said it supports terrorists’ actions. But India is a member of the quasi-politico/economic grouping called BRICS, and in August, Iran was invited to join that club.
Let me get this right, Pakistan and Iran are going at it while India is supporting Iran and the U.S. is supporting Pakistan positions. At the same time India supports Israel along with the U.S. While Israel provides military equip to the Azeris who are in conflict with Armenia. pic.twitter.com/w0MBITYpod
— Ravens (13-4) (@JustAFamilyMan_) January 18, 2024
Balochis intensified their operations against Iran in response.
The deputy commander of the Saravan Corps of Sistan Wa Baluchistan province, Colonel Hossein Ali Javadanfar, was shot dead when he was returning from an administrative mission on the Khash-Zahedan road, Iran. Iranian state media reported.
Jaishul Adal, a militant group… pic.twitter.com/LiizDcCVFT
— The Khorasan Diary (@khorasandiary) January 17, 2024
This story is about more than just hitting terrorists and freedom fighters. Iran launched missile attacks in less than 24 hour against targets in neighbouring countries. Iran has also launched missile strikes on targets in:
January 15: Erbil Iraq
Video of Kurdish businessman Peshrav Dizeya's residence in Erbil, Iraq, destroyed by an Iranian missile attack.
According to Iran, Dizeyi worked for the Mossad and traded oil with Israel.
Four Fateh-110 OTRK missiles were fired simultaneously at the residence, killing Dizeyi… pic.twitter.com/CnW5fMASmm
— Jürgen Nauditt 🇩🇪🇺🇦 (@jurgen_nauditt) January 16, 2024
January 15: Syria
#MiddleEastConflict The IRGC of Iran is also claiming Responsibility now for the Missile Attack on the City of Aleppo in Northern #Syria, stating that it Targeted several #ISIS Facilities.https://t.co/wOHtMdegB4 #Turkish #Kurdish #Iraq #Iran #USA #Israel #Hamas #Gaza #IRGC https://t.co/6zZTsCFpme pic.twitter.com/y8ZzSjR0I3
— Peoples Eye (@eye_peoples) January 15, 2024
It is likely that Iran is trying to capitalize on the success of its Houthi proxy force in shutting down the Red Sea to demonstrate that it has regional power, and that it can do anything it wants.