700,000 Basij forces participate in ‘Power of Ashura’ drill

September 29, 2018 - 23:55

TEHRAN – Basij Commander Gholamhossein Gheybparvar has said a military exercise, dubbed “the power of Ashura”, involves 700,000 Basiji forces.

The drill started a month ago with 1000 battalions in different cities across the country, Mehr quoted Gheybparvar as saying on Saturday.

Stressing the significance of the drill and the number of forces involved, he said 8,000 Jahadi groups also participated in the exercise.

General Gheybparvar said the exercise will end on Thursday.