Iranian terrorist designated IRGC’s formation proxy naval units

On Monday, February 28, 2022, the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), released its new book on the Iranian terrorist organization, entitled ‘IRAN – Exposing the Latest Terrorist Game Plan of the IRGC-Quds Force: Formation of Proxy Naval Units.’

The book, for the first time, unveils details of how Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force (IRGC-QF) has been recruiting mercenaries for newly created, armed, and trained terrorist units to attack ships and maritime targets in the region. The IRGC-QF is the IRGC’s extraterritorial arm.

After the elimination of Ghasem Soleimani in January 2020, which weakened the Quds Force’s ability to directly encroach in the countries of the region, the Iranian terrorist designated IRGC’s capacity to intrude in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria has been on the decline. To compensate for this failure, the IRGC has turned to intervention in Yemen, especially escalating naval terrorist activities and threatening the international shipping on its shores

The command headquarters of the Quds Force in Yemen recruits Houthi forces and sends them to Iran for training, where the IRGC- QF conducts training in specialized naval courses for its Yemeni, Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, and African mercenaries, who are then dispatched to their home countries to form proxy naval units.

The book shows where these mercenaries are trained, what kind of training they go through, how and where they are dispatched, and what the targets are.

It also shows how the Quds Force has set up a smuggling network to provide weapons and equipment to its proxies for naval attacks. One of the means is using small boats along the coasts of the Sea of Oman, most importantly the seaport known as Bandar-e-Jask.

The Quds Force has equipped the Houthis with speedboats, missiles, mines, and other weapons to expand conflicts into the Arabian Sea, Bab al-Mandab, and the Red Sea.

Tehran’s latest game plan to advance its terrorist agenda by prioritizing mercenaries and stepping up regional mayhem is intended to project power and cover its fundamental weakness inside Iran.

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