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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the minority population.  With a population of more than 80 million people, Iran is predominantly ethnic Persian. The country's religion is Shi'ite Islam, and it is home to millions of ethno-religious minorities, including Kurds, Azeris and Baluchis.   Iran's media Tuesday reported that 14 members of the Iranian security...

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