TEHRAN (defapress) – Following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran-Iraq border which left at least 200 people dead and hundreds injured, Iran’s Army and Revolutionary Guard Corps have dispatched forces to assist with rescue operations.
News ID: 66975
Publish Date: 13November 2017 - 12:00
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General
Mohammad Bagheri has issued a message to Armed Forces personnel to provide
earthquake-stricken people in western parts of Iran with immediate relief
According to reports, armed forces situated in affected
areas from Army, IRGC and police, have taken the necessary measures to aid the
Meanwhile, IRGC spokesman Gen. Ramezan Sharif said ground,
aerospace, and medical units from the Revolutionary Guard Corps have been
assisting with the rescue operations from the early moments that the earthquake
struck western provinces of Iran.
IRGC commander Brig. Gen. Jafari and Army Chief Major
General Mousavi have also departed for Kermanshah.
On President Rouhani’s directive, interior and health
ministers, as well as head of Iranian Red Crescent Society are accompanying a
team from the presidential administration headed for earthquake-stricken areas
in Kermanshah province.