Basij Organization

Milad Tower, located in the northwest of Tehran, was illuminated in the color of the Iranian flag on the anniversary of the establishment of the Basij Organization.

Iran PressIran news: The illumination was done in appreciation of the sacrifices of the youth and Basijis of the country during the eight years of holy defense and their efforts for Islamic Iran.

A unique product of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Basij Organization of the Oppressed (Sazman-e Basij-e Mostaz’afin) was initiated by Imam Sayyed Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini on November 25, 1979.  Established on April 30, 1980, the Basij was initially tasked with aiding the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps with restoring order and public services in the newly-created Islamic Republic, but quickly became an essential part of the defense forces during the 8-year-long imposed war with Iraq, which is also known as the Sacred Defense.

Along with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), which was formed shortly after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Basij played a vital role and suffered heavy losses as a result of Saddam's western-backed invasion. 

Today, Basij is more than a defense force to deal with severe threats, and by introducing comprehensive and multi-purpose capabilities and potentials, it serves as the great capital of the Islamic Revolution to thwart hard, semi-hard conspiracies and soft warfare of enemies, untying the knot of various problems and challenges.

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