The commander of special units of Iran’s internal security forces. Brigadier-General Hassan Karami announced the dispatch of 7,500 special forces to Iraq. claiming that it is to protect the Forty Hussein ceremony. amid accusations from Iraqi protesters of
- The Revolutionary Guards
- His militias to intervene to suppress and kill protesters
Karmi, whose forces responsible for countering protests in Iran, said in an interview;
- More than 10,000 special forces personnel are directly responsible for protecting the 40 ceremonies.
- 7,500 of them are directly present, and there are 4000 reserve elements.
Iran sends 7,500 special forces to Iraq
The commander of the Iranian special forces that 30 thousand policemen involved in the protection of marches stretching from Iran to Iraq to protect the “marches of forty Hussein.”
The most difficult part to be protected by Iranian special forces is
- overcrowding 10 to 15 kilometers from the border.
Special units in Iran
It is responsible for dealing with popular protests. As they participated strongly in the December 2017 protests. That lasted until January 2018 in more than 100 Iranian cities.
Karmi acknowledged that his forces intervened in controlling those protests at 79 points.
- We did not use violence
- We used only soft techniques
- As well as, Electronic surveillance
- Spraying water on protesters and dialogue with protesters
- In this way we were able to eliminate the protests within two months
Meanwhile, 30 protesters killed by Iranian security forces during the demonstrations. More than 5,000 people arrested, 50 of whom died under torture.
Observers say that:
The transfer of thousands of elements to Iraq under the pretext of protecting the ceremony of forty Hussein. It comes to benefit from the experience of these forces in order to control the popular protests in Iraq.
The presence of these forces in Iraqi cities comes at a time when
- Some Iraqi protesters accused the Revolutionary Guards
- Eventually, Its militias in Iraq of interfering in the suppression of protests