IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali “Aziz” Jafari said today in Tehran that IRGC has 450 “Imam Hossein” battalions ready to defend Iran in case of the possible invasion of Iran. Hossein is a revered Shia imam.
Jafari did not disclose the strength of each IRGC (“Imam Hossein”) battalion. Typically, a battalion in modern armies consists of some 500-1000 soldiers, commanded by an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Gen. Jafari also said that female Basij battalions have also been formed to be activated in case of a national emergency.
Photo credit: IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali “Aziz” Jafari (IRIB)