ANALYSIS: Debunking Iran’s claim of ‘advisory roles’ in Middle East wars

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Al Arabiya English. The two missiles fired at Mecca and Riyadh Airport in late July and early November bore the trademark of the Iranian ‘Shahid Bagheri Industries’ which is already on the sanctions list of the United Nations. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has acknowledged that his forces played a significant role in ...

ANALYSIS: Decoding Iran and Hezbollah’s desires for Lebanon

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Al Arabiya English. The importance of Hezbollah for Iran as an overseas fighting force, which operates alongside its own military, cannot be underestimated. Since its establishment in Lebanon in the early 1980s by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Quds Force, Hezbollah has fought wars and carried out deadly attacks against civilians in foreign lands that have ...

UN resolution calls on Iranian militia fighters to exit Syrian conflict

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution against serious human rights violations in Syria, most notably is their call on Iranian militias to leave Syria. The UN resolution condemned systematic violations and abuses against Syrian civilians since the start of the revolution in 2011. The UN also held the regime accountable for the violence. The resolution demanded foreign fighters in Syria to leave, mainly referring to the Quds Force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran-backed ...

Quds Force’ extensive record of assassinations, bombings

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Quds Force (QF) is the most secretive unit within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, tasked with the export of the Iranian regime’s own unique brand of Islamic revolution and fundamentalism, which it spreads through its proxies across the globe. Over the years, the QF has perfected the art of terrorism, a tactic it brought into the world in the 1980s, which was then adopted by al-Qaeda in the mid-1990s to carry out “martyrdom operations”. Terrorism and other subversive ...

ANALYSIS: Unraveling the global tentacles of Hezbollah’s sleeper cells

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Al Arabiya English.The West has held itself back from confronting Iran for decades. One reason for this has to be the dread of an Iranian fightback, which would take the form of guerrilla warfare in a multitude of lands, including the US. This fear would have been high in 2008, when intelligence experts warned of Iranian sleeper cells poised to attack British targets, such as ...

ANALYSIS: Al-Quds, Iran’s long arm in the region

Thursday, 24 August 2017

In the late 1980s, Iran’s revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini built a force out of his infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and named this special elite unit al-Quds Force. Forged to spread Khomeini’s revolution to foreign lands, al-Quds became responsible for carrying out the IRGC’s extraterritorial operations. In no time, al-Quds became an effective force for exporting the Iranian revolution, first to neighbouring lands and then to countries across the globe. ...

ANALYSIS: Are Iran’s Revolutionary Guards ready to take control?

Saturday, 1 July 2017

At the time Ruhollah Khomeini seized power, millions of Iranians had suffered years of hardship under the rule of the country’s former leader Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the infamous Shah of Iran whose violent regime had used every form of oppression to keep them in line. No sooner had Khomeini taken control, Iranians filled the streets of Tehran to welcome him as their new leader, ready to give unquestionable loyalty to the man promising to release them from the yoke of tyranny. Right from the ...

Soleimani and his militia station themselves near Syrian-Iraqi border

Monday, 12 June 2017

According to the Iranian news agency Tasnim, the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, Qasem Soleimani arrived at a location on the Syrian-Iraqi border with his militia, despite the frequent US bombing targeting these militias to prevent their advancement towards the Tennaf border area. The agency published pictures of Soleimani between the Afghani Fatimiyoun militias, which is fighting alongside the Assad regime and under the commands of Soleimani, and confirmed that ...

This is where Iranian Revolutionary Guards train militias

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has revealed the locations of 14 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force training camps, spread in various regions in Iran.According to NCRI, These IRGC training camps are designed to train members of sectarian militia members from Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.In a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, the deputy director of the US Representative Office of the NCRI, Reza Jafarzadeh, said the “Iranian extremist ...

Tariq al-Hashemi: Maliki targeted me under orders from Soleimani

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Hashemi was accused of being behind several terrorist attacks with members close to him admitting their guilt

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