Quds Force - Foreign cells

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!