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6:14 PM, Jun 20, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The most dramatic video to emerge from Iran today can be seen below and comes with a strong content warning:

Here's the story behind it:

At 19:05 June 20th
Place: Karekar Ave., at the corner crossing Khosravi St. and Salehi st.

A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim's chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes.
The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St.
The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me.
Please let the world know.

While the Basij has been out for days, there are now numerous reports that the IRGC has entered the fray. One of the most popular twitter feeds coming out of Iran reports on a running street battle today: "they weren't just the ordinary police or motorcycle riot guard, they were soldiers holding MP5 supported by reinforced military cars...I think I saw 2 or 3 people lying on the ground in blood & IRG started to move them, probably hide them."