If the terror troops are from a country where Iran is already fighting (Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Lebanon), they will eventually be sent to the front lines of those battles. If it is in a country where Iran is not currently fighting, the troops will join a terror cell there.
The camps are divided by the training they will have to do and by nationality. Their training is overseen by the Iranian Regime’s terror squad, the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The training is divided into two types of courses; a crash-course of 45 days for troops that will be used to fight in paramilitary forces like the IRGC’s Basij force or a full training course which lasts from between 9 and 12 months.
The full training course has many different sections:
• Heavy weaponry
• Missile Launches
• Marine Training
• Theoretical Training (how to spend terror rhetoric)
• Survival Training
• Commando Training
• Paratrooper Training
• Security Training
The Iranian Regime may attempt to distance themselves from these training camps but IRGC Brigadier General Khosrow Orouj confirmed that this had the approval of the supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
He said: “I was in charge of training for the Quds Force, and later took charge of training of the Quds Special Forces, working with them round-the-clock, going back and forth to Lebanon. … When Khamenei visited the Quds Force, the only unit that he applauded was that same training unit.”
Of course, the IRGC is not just responsible for terror abroad; it has many domestic repression duties as well. It is responsible for:
• Preventing popular uprisings
• Controlling the Iranian economy (diverting money to the military, rather than social care programmes)
• Monitoring internet usage by civilians
• Controlling Regime officials and arresting them
The report makes clear that the IRGC is in control of these terror training camps, in an attempt to export terrorism, destabilise other countries and take control in those countries.