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Iran: IRGC’s Modus Operandi in Dealing with the Uprising

The National Council of Resistance of Iran – Committee on Security and Counterterrorism
The National Council of Resistance of Iran – Committee on Security and Counterterrorism

Number 1

NCRI logoThe Security and Counterterrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) deems it necessary to make public the contents of some directives and reports by the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) regarding its modus operandi and the regime’s policy to counter the uprising.

Some of the documents, carrying the signatures and seals of IRGC commanders, will be published in subsequent statements and are in the possession of the Secretariat of the NCRI. They are available for examination by any competent international authority.

All of the regime’s suppressive forces, garrisons, and organs, including the IRGC, the State Security Force, and the Ministry of Intelligence, including plainclothes agents and different forces and special units, operate under the command of Sarallah Garrison, commanded by IRGC commander-in-chief Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami. His deputy, who signs the orders, is IRGC Brig. Gen. Hossein Nejat. IRGC Brig. Gen. Hassan Hassanzadeh is the Commander of the Greater Tehran Protection Corps, and his deputy coordinator is IRGC Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Tavakoli.

Document number 1

Date: October 9, 2022

To: Recipients’ list

Subject: Notification of the mission

In order to stabilize the security situation in Tehran and prevent possible unrest, it is necessary to implement the following on October 9, 2022.

A- Stationing forces in the morning:

By deploying security brigades and units, and auxiliary headquarters’ brigades, operational bases can demonstrate the prowess of the security forces. They should implement this directive from 09:30 am at the following points.

1- Quds Garrison:

Research Science University Imam Sajad Unit
Hashemi Rafsanjani Azad University Imam Hadi Unit
Punak Square Imam Hadi Unit
Tirajeh Commercial Complex Imam Hadi Unit
Sadeghieh first and second roundabout Modern Warfare Unit

2- Nasr Garrison:

Amir Kabir University Aal-e Mohammed Brigade
Science and Technology University Aal-e Mohammed Brigade
Hakimiyeh Azad University Saheb Al-Zaman Unit
Tarbiat Modarres University Saheb Al-Zaman Unit
Tehran Technical University Saheb Al-Zaman Unit
Vali-e Asr Square Basij force in offices
Haft-e Tir Square Basij force in offices
Intersection of Jamalzadeh and Enghelab Workers’ Basij force
Intersection of Garib and Enghelab Workers’ Basij force
Ferdowsi square Veterans’ Basij paramilitary force
Enghelab Square Code 2 Battalions of Tehran IRGC Headquarters

3- Fath Garrison:

Imamzadeh Hassan IRGC’s Ground Forces Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Yaft Abad junction Auxiliary HQ Brigade of Shahid Motahari College
Furniture Bazaar Auxiliary HQ Brigade of Shahid Motahari College
City of Vali-e Asr Auxiliary HQ Brigade of Shahid Motahari College

4- Qadr Garrison:

15 Khordad Square Imam Hassan Unit
Nasser Khosrow and Amirkabir Junction IRGC’s Ground Forces Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Lalezar Street IRGC’s Ground Forces Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Sa’adi and Lalezar Junction IRGC’s Ground Forces Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Ekbatan and Mellat Junction Basij Organization Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Amin Hozour Fork Juntion IRGC General Staff Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Sirus Crossroads IRGC General Staff HQ Brigade
Mowlavi Crossroads IRGC General Staff Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Ferdowsi and Nofel Loshato Junction Basij Veterans
Saadi and Manouchehri Junction Hazrat Zahra Brigade
Baharestan and Zahirul Islam Junction Basij Organization Auxiliary HQ Brigade
Mokhber al-Dowleh Intersection Hazrat Zahra Brigade
Jomhuri and Vali-e Asr Junction Hazrat Zahra Brigade
Vali-e Asr Intersection to Vali-e Asr Sq. Hazrat Zahra Brigade
Enghelab St. from Quds Intersection to 16th Azar Hazrat Zahra Brigade

5- Operational division:

The operational division should be deployed in the form of motorbike mobile battalions from 09:30 am in the following locations:

  • Imam Khomeini Square
  • Lalezar St.
  • Baharestan Square
  • Sepahsalar Garden
  • Ekbatan – Mellat

B- Stationing forces in the afternoon:

Operational Garrison, while recalling 100% of all Basij battalions and officers of brigades, units, and Basij Resistance areas from 15:00 hours, proceed with their deployment with priority in the following points:

  • Hazrat Zahra Brigade
  • Three battalions in Naziabad district under the responsibility of Brother Abedini
  • Enghelab Street from Enghelab Square to Vali-e Asr Intersection under the responsibility of Brother Ma’navi
  • Aal-e Mohammad Brigade
  • Haft Howz Square under the responsibility of Brother Qassam – Tehranpars district under the responsibility of Brother Yar Mohammadi – Tajrish Square under the responsibility of Brother Sheikhi
  • Saheb al-Zaman Unit
  • Vali-e Asr Square – Taleghani Junction – Fatemi Square – Laleh Park and the intersection of Keshavarz Blvd and Hejab St.
  • Imam Sajjad Unit
  • Sattar Khan area is under the responsibility of Commander Khorasani
  • Imam Hussain Unit
  • In Pirouzi St. from Koka Intersection to Kolahdoz Square
  • Imam Reza Unit
  • ​​Imamzadeh Hassan area
  • The Fatehin Unit
  • Four battalions in the operational control of Fat’h Garrison in the Imamzadeh Hassan area
  • New War Unit
  • Sadeghieh first and second Roundabout

C- Coordination instructions

  • Regarding the monitoring of night missions, units and areas of Basij resistance should take action.
  • The operational bases should carefully arrange and station the Beit Al-Moqadas, Imam Hossein, and Imam Ali battalions where units and brigades are engaged in clashes.
  • Activate your command post from 09:00 am.
  • Observe safety and security considerations in the execution of the mission.

Signature: IRGC Brigadier General Hassan Hassanzadeh, Commander of Muhammad Rasulullah Corps for the Greater Tehran

Brigadier General Mahmoud Tavakoli, Deputy Coordinator of Muhammad Rasulullah Corps for the Greater Tehran

National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Security and Counterterrorism Committee

October 18, 2022