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IRGC to train units for specialized missions

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) intends to take a series of measures to get its forces to specialize in different missions as part of its broader plans for reform and quality enhancement.

“The IRGC’s objective is gaining further preparedness and increased power and specialize in missions in a bid to confront all threats, including hard, semi-hard and soft threats, so that the IRGC can defend the Islamic Revolution in all fields,” IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said, addressing IRGC ground forces in Iran’s northeastern holy city of Mashhad.

The commander said that these reforms aimed at the promotion of the quality and further advancement of the goals of the Revolution.

“The entire IRGC divisions, specially the ground forces and Basij (volunteer forces), should always think of upgrading their equipments, training and special facilities and possibilities together with learning specialized tactics and techniques in a bid to become specialized in the mission of their departments,” Jafari noted.

The IRGC was created in 1979 after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. Under Iran’s constitution the force is tasked with “guarding the Revolution and its achievements”.

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