Quds Force : The Hand Of Iran

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Quds Force: The Hand of Iran
Mathew Heazlett
Henley-Putnam University
06/29/2015

Author Note
Mathew Heazlett is a Master’s Student in the Terrorism & Counter Terrorism Studies at Henley-Putnam University. Submitted to the faculty of Henley-Putnam University, this research paper is in partial fulfillment of the requirements for TCT 596.4A, Origins, Evolutions, and trends in Terrorism and the Master’s Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Studies program. Contact Mathew Heazlett at MathewHeazlett@stu.henley-putnam.edu for correspondence regarding this paper.

Abstract

Quds Force: The Hand of Iran The Iranian Quds Force (or Jerusalem Force) has been on the front lines of Iranian state sponsored terrorism since the Iraq Iran war in 1980. The ability of the Iranian Quds Force to conduct clandestine training, direction and support for proxy terrorists groups have led to Iran gaining a wide range support and influence across the Middle East as well as other parts of the world. Over the course of this paper the Quds Force will be discussed in detail which will include the history, purpose and development of the Quds Force. This will include the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini and the ensuing Iran Iraq War. The organization and structure of the Quds Force will be explained, this will include their leadership and how the group is broken down. Quds Force current and former activities around the world will be laid out in detail along with their…

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