November 14, 2006

Iran has reported the formation of an army of suicide fighters

Iran has reported the formation of an army of suicide fighters.

NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has reported the formation of an army of suicide fighters.

Iranian officials said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has recruited thousands of people and trained them for suicide missions. The officials said the recruits were taught how to blow themselves up in front of oncoming enemy main battle tanks and troop carriers as well as how to cross minefields.

"The Revolutionary Guards does not only depend on its technological might because it has thousands of martyrdom seekers and they are ready for martyrdom-seeking operations on a large scale,'' IRGC commander Gen. Yahya Safavi said.

In an interview on Iran'a Al Alam television on Nov. 5, Safavi called the suicide troops "trained professionals." He said the troops would be used to stop any ground invasion of Iran.
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