Over the past few years, Iran’s Quds Force has been setting up infrastructures abroad and cells worldwide that include Sunni assets.

The establishment of these capabilities and cells includes: recruiting foreign assets, training, handling the assets under business or religious cover over an extended time period, conducting missions in arenas to which the cells have access.

The Quds Force wants to reach a situation in which the foreign cells are capable of completing an entire operation with as little Iranian involvement as possible. The Quds Force maintains its foreign assets as sleeper cells that are able to carry out attacks on short notice when the order is given, while concealing Iranian “fingerprints”.

The following organogram illustrates some of the foreign cells being maintained and handled by the Quds Force – watch this space for further exposures in the future

ifmat - Foreign cells of IRGC Quds Force 1

Quds Force Unit 400 – Abu Al-Qassem Rostami

Muhamad / Ibrokhim Mirzoshoev (tajik) – Najiballah Rahimov (Tajik)
– Tajik handlers on behalf of Quds Force in Iran responsible for recruiting and handling foreign assets in CIS and Caucas under business cover

Quds Force Chechen-Russian foreign assets:
– Oleg DOEV
– Aslan Saraliev

Quds Force Taiik Kyrgyz foreign assets:
– Bakhtiyor Nazarov
– Jamshed Shokirov
– Davliatali Khasanov
– Shamsidin Saidov

Quds Force Chechen asset in Georgia Imarat Kavkaz’s operatives
– (Shukuran Mamedov – Detained)

Quds Force Chechen asset in Turkey Imarat Kavkaz’s operatives:
– Haj Bilal Bahaiev – Cell Leader