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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander cites 13 year-old suicide bomber as model for troops

This just in from Iran’s Fars News Agency:
Commander Stresses IRGC Readiness to Combat Enemy Troops in PG
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) – An Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander underlined preparedness of his troops to fight enemy forces in the Persian Gulf, saying that Iran can stun enemies due to its geographical advantages in the strait of Hormoz.
“Even small operations can produce huge effects in the strategic strait of Hormoz and the Persian Gulf,” lieutenant commander of the IRGC’s naval force said on Monday.
General Ali Fadavi … declined to provide any further details on the specific role of the Basiji troops in possible engagement with enemy forces in the Persian Gulf, but said that each of them can play the role of martyr Fahmideh.
Hossein Fahmideh was a 13-year-old volunteer who blew up an enemy tank during a martyrdom-seeking operation in the midst of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988)…

Tom Gross — Tom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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