Iranian people will celebrate Father’s Day on Tuesday (13th day of Rajab — the seventh month of the lunar calendar) marking the birth anniversary of the first Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Ali (PBUH), who is considered a symbol of justice and courage.
Tuesday marks the second day of military operations by the Iraqi army, volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters as well as Kurdish Peshmerga forces to liberate the city of Mosul, the last stronghold of Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, which they overran in June 2014. Operations to free the city have been the subject of long planning, and the large-scale offensives are targeting the city from three different directions. Below is a series of live updates on the second day of the battle for Mosul.
International Older Persons Day (Oct. 1) was commemorated, in a ceremony attended by Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and Head of State Welfare Organization Anooshirvan Mohseni Bandpei, at Javanmardan Park in Tehran.