U.S. State Department: Iran's IRGC Has Set up a Training Base in Lebanon

May 17, 2019

Author: 

Anna Ahronheim

Publication: 

The Jerusalem Post

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  • United States

The U.S. State Department claimed in a video that the Quds Force, part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has built a military training base near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon, near Beit Moubarak and in the vicinity of the Rayak Air Force base. According to the video, the IRGC uses the base to train soldiers in the use of armored personnel carriers. The State Department indicated that the United States had first uncovered the Iranian base in Lebanon in February 2019.