DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran’s Basij are paramilitary troops trained for crushing urban unrest that jeopardizes the regime in Tehran. They have been deployed in Damascus and are relieving the Hizballah units guarding the Shiite Syrian villages along the Lebanese border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 3, 2012, 6:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Iranian government Wednesday, Oct. 3, invoked the emergency measures drawn up for the 2009 protests to deploy large Bassij militia forces in the capital and put down the first angry protests against mounting economic hardship and the plummeting rial. Money changers and gold merchants attacked police, torched their cars and threatened a general shutdown of trading and the Bazaar. The government decided to draw the line in Tehran before the anti-government unrest spreads further.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2011, 2:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
After Cairo and Tunis, the regime in Iran fears the opposition groups to take over the annual street celebrations of the Islamic Revolution on Feb. 12, when the masses are called out to the streets. It has mobilized its legions of informers and thugs to guard against this threat.
DEBKAfile Special Report February 9, 2010, 6:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a well-coordinated offensive, pro-government Basijj militiamen in civilian dress hurled rocks and eggs at the Italian and French embassies in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2010, 5:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iranian sources report that the Basijj militia chiefs have a plan to seize the British embassy in