Iran Special Operation Forces Nations // Middle East/North Africa



OVERVIEW The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), or Pasdaran Inqilab, was formed following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in an effort to consolidate several paramilitary forces into a single force loyal to the new regime, and to counter the influence and power of the regular military. The Pasdaran consists of ground, naval and aviation units that parallel the structure of the regular military. The Pasdaran's naval wing (IRGCN) operates largely from bases along the coastline...

 

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