Traditionally garbed Basij-attached cleric armed with AKM type assault rifle
Basij-attached armed cleric amid elements of Imam Hossein battalion
Basij riflemen atop hilltop position
Youthful Basij outfitted in Woodland camo BDUs, armed with AKMS type assault rifles
Motorized Basij ride away from Basij light infantry defensive firing line
Seated riflemen of Basij Imam Hossein battalion before elements of Al-Zahra battalion
Al-Zahra battalion members issued regulation chador and peaked visors
Basij Iran-Iraq war veterans participating in "Towards Beit al-Moqaddas" exercise
Saluting command staff of IRGC Imam Reza Corps
Photos: Moshen Esmaeilzadeh at Islamic Students' News Agency
Does anyone know why they wear Woodland camo in the desert ?
They are normally two teams fighting each other, this might a way to mark them apart. Bear in mind the Basij is the militia force and not always the best equipped one. Most important is to keep the fighting morale in a guerrilla war alive.
They were formed to oppress the Iranian citizenry. When the time comes they will receive their just deserts.
This is called Clown play or Dalghak bazi most of these basijis will run away as soon as Syrian opposition attack you can forget about America and Israel. Khamenei sent 30 or 40 to Syria at the start most surrendered to opposition immediately....Even Asad said don't send basijis any more send Hizbullah from Lebonon.
Poignant observation Anon 6:47
That is what you call carelessness. They would be better off wearing plain beige t-shirt or sweater and beige sweatpants.
In inviting comparison with any western army, one get an impression of the Iranian troops as being poorly equipped.
However the question of equipment or lack therefor becomes irrelevant if these troops are meant to be used in large human wave attacks.
Lets hope that they will be used in that way !
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