The war on Iran has begun…
Relief operations are under way in Iran after two strong earthquakes in the north-west left at least 250 people and more than 2,000 injured.
The 6.4 and 6.3 quakes struck near Tabriz and Ahar on Saturday afternoon, with more than 55 aftershocks reported over the following hours.
More than 100 villages are damaged – thousands of people spent the night in emergency shelters or in the open.
Relief agencies are providing survivors with tents, bread and drinking water.
The BBC’s Mohsen Asgari, in the capital Tehran, says hundreds of people were rescued overnight but that the aftershocks made the operation exhausting work.
Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19231118