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Komiteh (Iran)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 244
Country: Iran
Date formed: April 1, 1979
Details of Formation: Formed in 1979 - assumed with start of new regime.
Date dissolved: Feb. 5, 1995
Details of Termination: Merged with municipal police between 1991-1995. Sources differ.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; village/rural; urban
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): criminals; unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; protect state, national or religious leader(s); intelligence gathering
Other Information: organised around mosques and connected to Revolutionary Guards and interior ministry.