Unit 700 was reported to be in charge of smuggling supplies and logistics for the Al-Quds Force. In particular, it will be responsible for transferring military equipment to pro-Iranian militias, notably in Syria and to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Gal Farsat heads the secret IRGC unit, with extensive connections to senior officials in Iran, Syria and Lebanon
This covert unit has long operated in secrecy, orchestrating the smuggling of supplies and providing unwavering support to the Quds Force, the formidable overseas arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Recent leaks have shed light on the puzzling operations of Unit 700, exposing its pivotal role in facilitating the transfer of military equipment and resources to the regime’s proxy forces across the region.
Unit 700 operates as the secret lifeline of the Quds Force, carefully ensuring the finding and delivery of essential provisions to sustain the regime’s militias. Its primary focus lies in arming and reinforcing various proxy groups across the region.
This secret unit has intricately woven networks of influence, forging extensive connections with high-ranking officials in Iran, Syria, and Lebanon, granting them unparalleled reach and authority.
By carefully exploiting these covert channels, the regime has managed to extend its influence beyond its borders, backing militias and proxy forces to further its own political agenda.
Amidst the turmoil caused by the Syrian earthquake that happened on 6 February 2023, alarming reports surfaced, revealing Unit 700’s involvement in surreptitiously supplying weapons and military equipment to the IRGC and Hezbollah under the guise of humanitarian aid flights destined for earthquake victims.
Startling Eyewitness accounts confirm seeing cargoes concealed by Unit 700 at Aleppo Airport amidst the tumultuous aftermath of the earthquake.
Several other units are collaborating with Unit 700 in the Quds Force’s extensive weapons and equipment smuggling operations. Notably, among these units is Unit 18000 of the Quds Force, an entity operating from Syrian soil.
Overseeing the coordination of illicit goods transportation is Commander Hassan Mahdavi, who plays a pivotal role in Unit 18000. Together, these clandestine entities form a formidable network orchestrated by the Quds Force, facilitating the covert transfer of contraband resources.
Unit 190, commonly known as the Quds Forces Transport Unit, assumes the responsibility of transporting crucial shipments. Agents from the military department of the regime commonly refer to their efforts in Syria under the guise of humanitarian aid.
Notably, Hamzeh Qalandari, the International Deputy of the regime’s Ministry of Defense, acknowledged this during an interview with the Fars news agency in May. He stated, “We have openly and explicitly declared our support for our Syrian counterparts. Our objective is to enhance the country’s air defense capabilities through various means.”
Beyond Unit 700, there are several covert units advancing the military objectives of the regime in Syria. Among them is the clandestine Unit 18340, assigned with the development of highly precise missiles.
Person of interests:
Smuggling supplies and logistics for the Al-Quds Force
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IRGC Quds Force Unit 700
Quds Force Unit 700
IRGC Unit 700
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