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Summary of Information on Jihadist Websites
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was established soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1980 and was composed of the same groups that led the revolution. There were two central reasons for the establishment of the IRGC. First, it was designed to defend the achievements of the Islamic revolution and the new Islamic Republic. The IRGC was supposed to serve as an operational and political counterweight to the Iranian army (“artesh” in Fasi). The latter was clearly identified with the Shah regime. The second mission of the IRGC was to shoulder the burden of the military effort of the Iran-Iraq war.