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  • US: Iran’s Quds force involved in terror plot

    10/13/2011 1:34:27 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies
    IGM via Reuters ^ | 10/13/11 | IGM via Reuters
    The White House said on Wednesday that senior members of Iran's Quds force participated in the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, and that the United States would hold Tehran accountable. "It's clear that senior levels of Quds force were engaged in the plotting," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying that Washington would respond by intensifying efforts to isolate Iran. The Quds Force (Persian: نیروی قدس, translit. Niru-ye Qods), (or Qods Force) is a special unit of Iran's Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Revolutionary Guard). It has been described as "tasked with...
  • Iran boosts Qods shock troops in Venezuela

    04/21/2010 6:04:30 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2010 | Bill Gertz
    Pentagon predicts U.S. clash with Islamist paramilitary Iran is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Pentagon's first report to Congress on Tehran's military. The report on Iranian military power provides new details on the group known formally as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the Islamist shock troops deployed around the world to advance Iranian interests. The unit is aligned with terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, North Africa and Latin America, and the report warns that U.S....
  • Iraqi forces detain Iranian Revolutionary Guards operative

    10/19/2009 12:07:43 PM PDT · by batter · 7 replies · 416+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 19 October 2009 | Bill Roggio
    Iraqi security forces detained an Iranian operative in southern Iraq in the latest operation designed to curb Iran's influence in the war-torn country. Iraqi security forces have detained four Iranian operatives since the beginning of October. On Oct. 1, the US military announced that Iraqi paramilitary police from the National Emergency Response Brigade arrested Khalid Masur Isma’il during a raid in the Shia slum of Sadr City. Isma’il served as "financier and recruiter" for the Hezbollah Brigades... Two other Hezbollah Brigades operatives have been captured in Baghdad this month. On Oct. 3, Iraqi troops arrested a man thought to be...
  • US Special Forces fighting inside Sadr City

    05/09/2008 7:53:04 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 18 replies · 297+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 5/9/2008 | Bill Roggio
    Soldiers from Company A, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division set concrete barriers in place in the surroundings of the southern portion of the Sadr City district of Baghdad May 3. (US Army photo/Specialist Joseph Rivera Rebolledo) The battle for Sadr City continues as US and Iraqi forces continue to erect the concrete security barrier on Qods Street, the main thoroughfare that divides the southern third of Sadr City from the northern portion. US Special Operations Forces teams have entered the fray, and the specialized teams are fighting inside the Mahdi Army bastion for...
  • Inside Iran's Secretive Qods Force

    01/14/2008 9:05:53 AM PST · by Fennie · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | January 14, 2008 | Claude Salhani
    Since 2003 Iran has spent billions of dollars in Iraq, mobilized vast government resources and unleashed the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, all in an effort to spread its hegemony and the Islamic revolution, according to sources in the Iranian resistance...
  • Iranian Qods Force still active in Iraq

    12/20/2007 6:35:19 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 23 replies · 63+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 12/19/2007 | Bill Roggio
    With a sharp reduction in the deadly landmine attacks used by the Iranian-backed Shia terrorists known as the Special Groups, a debate has raged over whether Iran has worked to reduce the number of attacks inside Iraq. The newly released Department of Defensereport, Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq, refutes the notion that Iran has eased the pressure. In fact, the report states that Iran has continued to fund, arm, and train the Special Groups fighters bound for Iraq, despite a pledge by Iran's president. In late September, Iranian President Ahmadinejad pledged to Prime Minister Maliki to help cut off...
  • General Panic (Meet Brig General Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran's anti-American Qods Force)

    10/05/2005 4:32:44 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 579+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2005 | Dan Darling
    WITH RECENT U.S. and British allegations that shipments of explosives similar to those used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are being shipped into Iraq from Iran for use by the insurgency, it is long past time for American policy-makers to examine the role of Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani and the Qods (Jerusalem) Force unit under his command in fomenting and facilitating anti-American terrorist activity since the September 11 attacks.The very nature of General Suleimani's position within the IRGC warrants him being on America's radar. As the commander of Qods Force, Suleimani is charged with overseeing the IRGC's...
  • Millions boycotted governmental anti-Semite rallies

    11/22/2003 4:17:20 PM PST · by democracy · 12 replies · 108+ views
    SMCCDI ^ | Stefania
    Millions boycotted governmental anti-Semite rallies SMCCDI (Information Service) Nov 21, 2003 Millions of Iranians boycotted today the sham show of force and anti-Semite action organized by the Islamic republic regime forcing it to bring more "professional" demonstrators and forced young school students and governmental employees, especially from the security forces and army, to compensate the lack of popular support. Free food, pocket money and promises of walfare didn't work and in Tehran alone, with over 14 millions of habitants, the regime was not able to bring more than 70 or 80 thousands of "demonstrators" who were carried by buses placed...
  • Strong Public Turnout in Qods Rallies, Heavy Blow to Zionist Regime: Leader

    11/21/2003 10:05:31 AM PST · by dighton · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 11/20/2003
    TEHRAN (Mehr News Agency)– Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei here on Wednesday stressed that a strong public turnout at the Friday rallies to mark the International Qods Day would inflict a heavy blow onto the “angry and resentful image” of the Zionist regime of Israel.Ayatollah Khamenei, speaking in a meeting with President Mohammad Khatami and his cabinet, regretted that the atrocities of the Zionist regime against the Palestinians have been intensified and lashed out at the U.S. for supporting that regime.“These days, even those who as opposed to the Iranian nation do not believe in...
  • Massive Rallies Mark Intl. Day of Qods Across the World

    12/01/2002 10:04:08 AM PST · by dighton · 11 replies · 140+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 11/30/2002
    TEHRAN -- Muslim across the world held massive rallies on the International Day of Qods to protest the occupation of Al-Qods by the Zionist regime. Ralliers in Tehran also on Friday renewed their support for the oppressed Palestinian nation and condemned Zionist carnage, branding the entity as “standard-bearer of state terrorism.”The ralliers of the International Day of Qods called for trial of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other criminal Israeli rulers at a war crimes tribunal, saying it would be the first step for campaign against hegemony and crimes of the Qods occupying regime.Their issued resolution also said that...