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IRGC Develops Deep Attack Doctrine

Tasnim
09 Jul 2019, 18:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has developed a strategy for deep attacks on enemies, its commander said.

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In comments on Tuesday, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said the IRGC Ground Force has devised and exercised new strategies for assault on the enemy.

The "deep-attack doctrine" has been put on the agenda of the IRGC Ground Force and was even practiced during the "Payambar-e Azam 12 (The Great Prophet)" war game held on the southern coasts of Iran in December 2018, the commander said.

He added that the IRGC Ground Force will strengthen the necessary training programs and equipment on the basis of the new doctrine.

Iran has turned into a major regional power, the commander said, adding that the IRGC's recent move to shoot down a stealth American spy drone changed the equation in favor of Iran and humiliated the US.

"The IRGC Ground Force's drone and missile power has grown considerably compared to the past, and this will boost our power in battles," General Pakpour went on to say.

In a statement after bringing down the US drone on June 20, the IRGC said the pilotless plane had switched off all of its communication systems after take-off and flew towards the port city of Chabahar via the Strait of Hormuz in maximum stealth.

The costly military plane was shot down by the IRGC when it violated the Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz and began to spy on Iran and collect information during return to the Emirati airbase.

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