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June 24, 1908

June 24, 2008 |  3:42 am

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Dropcap_b_1904 loodshed and slaughter mark the beginning of the Persian Civil War, which lasted until 1909. In February, the shah, Mohammad Ali, escaped an assassination attempt when two bombs were dropped on his motorcade from the roof of a house. A driver and several "outriders" were killed, along with many spectators, but the shah was spared because he had sent the car ahead as a decoy while he was in another vehicle.

In July 1909, Mohammad Ali fled to the Russian legation and his son Ahmad Miraza was proclaimed shah, The Times said.
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