Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander, Another Fighter, Killed in Syria: Iranian Media

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The Revolutionary Guards initially kept quiet about their role in the Syria conflict. But in recent years, as casualties have mounted, they have been more outspoken about their engagement, framing it as an existential struggle against the Sunni Muslim fighters of Islamic State who see Shi'ites, the majority of Iran's population, as apostates.


Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims victory against anti-government protests; outsiders blamed

The Japan Times

TEHRAN – Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month.


Iran May Try to Loosen Revolutionary Guard's Grip on Economy

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The Guard formed out of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution as a force meant to protect its political system, which is overseen by Shiite clerics. It operated parallel to the country's regular armed forces, growing in prominence and power during the country's long and ruinous war with Iraq in the 1980s. It runs Iran's ballistic missile program, as well its own intelligence operations and expeditionary force.


Iran Has 'All Options on Table' if U.S. Blacklists Revolutionary Guards: ISNA

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"The Americans are supporting Daesh (Islamic State). That's why they are angry with the Revolutionary Guards. But they are too small to be able to harm the Revolutionary Guards," Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted as saying by ISNA.


Iran's Revolutionary Guards Plan to Upgrade Speed Boats With Stealth Technology

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"We are trying to increase the agility of the Guards' speed boats and equip them with stealth technology to facilitate their operations," Alireza Tangsiri, the Revolutionary Guards' navy chief, was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.