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Basij Stages Massive Wargames in Western Iran

16 October 2015 17:40

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Iran’s Basij (Voluntary) Force staged two days of massive drills dubbed ‘Towards Beit al-Moqaddas’ in Hamedan province, Western Iran.

“Three ‘Beit al Moqaddas’ battalions took part in the wargames conducted in Hamedan province on Thursday and Friday,” Commander of Hamedan IRGC Hassan Barzegar told reporters on Friday.

He reiterated the high level of preparedness of ‘Beit al Moqaddas’ battalions to confront the enemies.

Barzegar mentioned that ambush and counter-attack tactics as well as sensitive centers protection and defense operations will be exercised in the drills.

The Towards Beit al-Moqaddas drills started three years ago and have been conducted in 28 provinces of the country so far.

In Early September, Basij force started two days of wargames in Northeastern Iran to show its defensive preparedness against any possible threat.

“We are trying to stage in the best possible way these ‘towards Beit al-Moqaddas’ drills codenamed Ya Rasoulallah that started in Ardebil province today,” Commander of Brigade 37 of Hazrat Abbas (AS) of Ardebil province Farhang Mostae’ed said.

He announced that during the wargames, the Basij forces’ combat and defensive preparedness as well as their relief and rescue skills will be tested.

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