TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top IRGC commander said the ideology of Basij, a concept introduced by Iran, referred to as a movement of volunteer forces backing the Islamic Establishment, has encouraged other Muslim nations to stand up for their rights against the arrogant powers.
He also described the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement as the “epitome of Basij in Lebanon”, saying the popular movement succeeded to “inflict the heaviest defeat on Israel” during the 33-Day War.
The 33-Day War, also called the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War, was a military conflict in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights. It started in July 2006, and continued until a UN-brokered ceasefire went into effect in August 2006, though it formally ended on 8 September 2006 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.
Elsewhere in his comments, Brigadier General Salami said the ideology of Basij has also incited people of Yemen to fight against arrogance.
Yemen has been locked in a protracted transition since long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced from power in February 2012 after a deadly 11-month uprising.
The Arab country is currently beset with political problems between the central government and Ansarullah revolutionaries.
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