Kur­dis­tan: Ira­nian mis­sile base un­der con­struc­tion

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Ex­pos­ing re­gional plans of Iran, a Kur­dish of­fi­cial re­vealed that the Ira­nian regime has launched its con­struc­tion of the largest mis­sile and Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guard Corps (IRGC) base. The cen­ter is be­ing es­tab­lished near Sayed Sadiq which be­longs to the Suleimaniya Gov­er­norate lo­cated in the Iraqi Kur­dis­tan.

The IRGC are con­sid­ered Iran’s elite Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guard which is in­tended to pro­tect the coun­try’s Supreme Leader’s agenda, and an­swer to no one else but Ira­nian cur­rent spir­i­tual Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The IRGC have re­port­edly an­nounced their mis­sion bent on pro­tect­ing the re­li­gious bor­ders of Iran even on for­eign grounds.

The of­fi­cial fur­ther re­vealed that the num­ber of IRGC com­man­ders and of­fi­cers fre­quently vis­it­ing the lo­ca­tion and su­per­vis­ing the con­struc­tion are be­ing present on a daily ba­sis. Quds Force divi­sion had de­ployed a large num­ber of unit400 mem­bers who are as­signed with mon­i­tor­ing and deal­ing with Iran-backed Kur­dish forces to the area.

Com­manded by notorious Ma­jor Gen­eral Qassem Soleimani, the Quds Force divi­sion acts as the IRGC’s spe­cial op­er­a­tions force, em­ploy­ing the crème de la crème of Ira­nian in­tel­li­gence and act­ing as a no­mad-styled force. The unit is ex­clu­sively re­spon­si­ble for their ex­trater­ri­to­rial op­er­a­tions.

“The IRGC had started since May 7 its con­struc­tion of a mil­i­tary base in the Syr­ian Coastal Moun­tain Range, in­side Iraqi Kur­dis­tan,” the of­fi­cial said.

“Ac­cord­ing to our in­for­ma­tion, the Ira­nian regime is work­ing on found­ing a mis­sile base in the re­gion, given its strate­gic value. The lo­ca­tion in­flu­ences a ma­jor­ity of its vicin­ity. Ira­nian mil­i­tary he­li­copters con­sis­tently hover over the re­gion; mean­while IRGC sol­diers and ma­chines work on con­struc­tion.”

“Brigadier gen­eral and com­man­der of the IRGC ground forces Mo­ham­mad Pakpour had paid the area a visit twice in the last few days to in­spect progress on base con­struc­tion. Issa Habib Zadeh, another IRGC com­man­der, pri­mar­ily sit­u­ated in the Mari­van re­gion in the Kur­dis­tan Prov­ince, Iran; had vis­ited the site for three days last week,” said the of­fi­cial.

“Ab­deen Khor­ram, another IRGC com­man­der, lo­cated in Ur­mia city, had vis­ited the base twice,” he said.

The of­fi­cial then ex­plained that with the re­dun­dant vis­i­ta­tions of high-end IRGC of­fi­cers, the base un­der­way is of sig­nif­i­cant value to Ira­nian re­gional am­bi­tions.

“Aside to the mil­i­tary base in progress, the IRGC is work­ing on fin­ish­ing the project on tun­nel con­struc­tion, which Ira­nian forces lo­cated in the Ira­nian-Iraqi area had started drilling dur­ing the 80’s war with Iraq; the tun­nel would fa­cil­i­tate arms and troops trans­port into and out of the base,” the of­fi­cial added.

On the other hand, Chair­man of the Pesh­merga in the Kur­dis­tan re­gion’s par­lia­ment and a mem­ber of the Supreme Com­mit­tee of the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan of­fice or­ga­ni­za­tions Dler Mustafa de­nied the ex­is­tence of any IRGC mil­i­tary base. Speak­ing to Asharq Al-Awsat news­pa­per, Mustafa said: “We do not have any in­for­ma­tion on the sub­ject.”

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