Tehran, Oct. 28 - The “Mohammad Rassoul-o Allah Garrison” of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been recruiting among villagers in various regions, in particular in the oil-rich southwestern Province of Khuzistan. These recruits are being trained for terrorist purposes, sources in the IRGC have told Iran Focus.
Young people who cannot complete their secondary school are the prime target, especially if they know Arabic language. The priority is given to families which have multiple siblings.
In the past three months, the IRGC has recruited 600 under-20 students from Khuzistan. It has also begun to recruit in Isfahan, Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiari and Yazd provinces.
The base monthly salary for these young people is between four and five millions rials ($400 to $500).
The IRGC is also recruiting mechanical and computer sciences engineers, but they go through a more rigid recruitment process.