Following commissioning of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces the responsibility of safeguarding Saravan region bordersˈ security IRGC Commander Brigadier General Mohammad-Ali Jafari visited that regionˈs borders on Friday, IRNA reported.
Brigadier General Jafari in his visit assessed the extent of readiness of Qods Headquarters forcesˈ readiness in performing their new mission.
The commissioning of the IRGC forces as border guards in the countryˈs southeastern region of Saravan is an aftermath of martyrdom of 14 IRI Army border guards and kidnapping of five more of them in the course of the past few months by terrorists coming from Pakistanˈs side of the international border.
The IRGCˈs Qods Headquarters forces have been commissioned to ensure the security of 300 kilometers of the Iranian borders in Saravan region following the increased activities of the terrorists along Iranˈs Sistan and Balouchestan shared borders with Pakistan in the course of the past few months.
Brigadier General Jaˈfari expressed hope during the visit that the IRGC forces, in collaboration with the regional people and tribal forces, will manage to boost the border security to unprecedented levels.
The IRGC chief stressed the great importance of full information domineering aimed at providing a security umbrella along the Iranian borders, relying on various concerned forcesˈ overlapping cooperation, including among the IRGC forces, the intelligence forces, and the IRI Army and police forces, aimed at effective suppression of any type aggressive attempt against the regional peace and security.
The Iranian guards were abducted in the Iranian southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on February 6 and were transferred to Pakistan. Later, the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group that had earlier martyred 14 Iranian border guards posted photos of the five men on twitter and claimed responsibility for the abduction.