Iran’s Evolving Way of War: How the IRGC Fights in Syria

Iranian combat operations in Syria reveal the regime’s determination and ability to develop conventional military capabilities for use in expeditionary operations in the Middle East. The appearance on Syrian battlefields of combat units drawn from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) marks a sea-change in Iran’s approach to generating and using military power in support of its regional allies and proxies. Whereas Tehran had previously relied almost exclusively on the covert and paramilitary Qods Force to create and help partners in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, IRGC combat formations are now augmenting the Qods Force and may even be supplanting it in Syria

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