Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fatehin Special Unit of Basij, 'Power of Sarallah' exercise

Iran's Basij national guard forces on 02SEP15 commenced 'Power of Sarallah' exercises in and around Tehran, said to mobilize units of Imam Ali, Imam Hossein, Beit al Moghaddas, Ashoura, Kowsar, al Zahra Battalions as well as rescue and relief battalions.

The meaning of “Sarallah” is “blood of God,” in reference to the blood spilled by Hossein, the third Shia Imam, at the Battle of Karbala (October 10, 680 AD). The slogan and message of this IRGC exercise is “sustainable security, national sovereignty, influence, empathy and compassion (in the light of Quranic principles...).

Below are images published by Iran media depicting Fatehin (“Conquerors”) Special Unit of Basij, training in exercise of simulated Special Personnel Insertion/Extraction (SPIE), employing locally crafted SPIE rope.

Fatehin members making equipment adjustments. Note newer, more military-appearing parachutist helmets

Fatehin newer BDU camouflage pattern and combat boots similar in appearance to that issued to members of the Iraq Army

Fatehin members equipped with Norinco Type 56-2 assault rifles

Basij Fatehin members installing harness and carabiner equipment for SPIE system

Basij Fatehin members attached to SPIE rope, in simulated Special Personnel Insertion/Extraction operation

Instructor with Fatehin members attached to SPIE rope, in simulated Special Personnel Insertion/Extraction operation

Overhead view of Fatehin force with locally crafted SPIE rope

Photos: Hossein Zohrevand at Tasnim News Agency


Anonymous said...

This looks like what it should be.

Anonymous said...

why this guys habve body armor but the border guard does not ?

Anonymous said...

That is not body armor either, but ammo pouch webbing. The helmets are plastic and not Kevlar either and camouflage is wrong again as digital brown/sand pattern is suited for Iranian desert and mountain terrain. This is just a hodge podge of junk not fit for a proper military.

Anonymous said...

I see the same tactical vests and those helmets are likely the kind used by bikers but yeah, they appear better equipped than the NEZAJA commandos on the border.

Anonymous said...

What about the " choroosh" vehicle/drone ?