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Iran’s Basji Forces Expand Influence On Life In The Islamic Republic (PHOTOS)

Huffingtonpost – 01.15.14 – TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With a presence in nearly every city and town across Iran, the paramilitary Basij volunteer corps has an ever-increasing influence on life in the Islamic Republic. Authorities created the Basij, which means mobilization in Persian, just after the country’s 1979 Islamic Republic. It is part of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard.

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