Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Perspective: The Al Quds -- Iran's Elite Secretive Guard

Feb. 14, 2007— The United States has proof that the al Quds unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is involved in arming Shiite militias in Iraq, President Bush told reporters today. The president added, however, that he did not know whether Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was giving direct orders to the al Quds unit.

What Is Al Quds?

The name Quds is a direct reference to the city of Jerusalem, which is one of the holiest sites in Islam and is often referenced by Muslim militant groups now that the city is under Israeli control.

The al Quds force is a secretive, highly effective core Iranian military operation entrusted with only the most high level and sensitive of operations.

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