Friday, October 14, 2005

Anti-riot forces being armed with semi-heavy artillery

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
The regime-run news agency, FARS, reports that the Commander of the Area Basiji Resistance of greater Tehran have equipped the ASHURA Battalions with semi-heavy and heavy artillery. Revolutionary Guard Mohammad Aqameer said: "According to our assessments 30% of the battalions are already armed and by March all the battalion will be fully equipped with all the necessary artillery, given the generosity of the Parliament which has dedicated the necessary budget for this project. At present 120 armed anti-riot ASHURA battalions have been established and organized."