Better equipped riflemen of a Imam Hossein battalion
Seated formation of Imam Hossein battalion
Basij cleric outfitted in camouflage battle dress, armed with AKMS type assault rifle
Basij banner of an Imam Hussein battalion
Basij Iran-Iraq War veteran volunteers among Imam Hussein battalion
IRGC training deputies issuing AKMS type assault rifles
Holy Koran ritual performed on young Basij rifleman before Basij war veterans
Basij trench position, appearing much as it did during the later stages of Iran-Iraq War
Tripod-mounted PKM machine gun firing position
Tripod-mounted DShKM type heavy machine gun firing position
12.7 x108mm ammunition belt assembly for DShKM type HMG
Battle scenario simulation for elements Basij Imam Hussein battalion. Note exposed, forward position of HMG.
Possible tribal Basij riflemen
Possible tribal Basij riflemen taking cover before simulated barrage
Basij light infantrymen under an Iranian winter rainbow
Motorized Basij riding Iranian-built AMICO X-186 dual-sport type motorbike
Traditionally garbed cleric armed with AKMS type assault rifle
Depending on age, possible members of Basij "Pishgaman"
Basij light infantry night movement
Basij Ashoura battalion training exercise
"Red team" participants (wearing blue) of Basij Ashoura battalion training exercise
Members of Basij Al-Zahra battalion
IRGC Ali Ibn Abitaleb Corps command staff with Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naqadi (wearing chafiye scarf), NAJA regional commander and civil officials.
Photos: Seyed Rouhollah Kalantari and Sina Shiri at Fars News Agency, Moshen Ghaemi at Islamic Students News Agency