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September 29th, 2016
Jihad of Construction or Construction Jihad, or simply Jihad ( Jahād) was one of Organizations of the Iranian Revolution. The organization began as a movement of volunteers to help with the 1979 harvest, but soon took on a broader, more official role in the countryside. It was involved with road building, piped water, electrification, clinics, schools, and irrigation canals. It also provides “extension services, seeds, loans,” etc. to small farmers.
Morteza Aviny (head of Jihad TV Unit)
During the Iran-Iraq war, the organization held a combat engineering responsibility. They were active in various operation of the war, most notably in Operation Fath ol-Mobin, Operation Beit-ol-Moqaddas, Operation Kheibar, and Operation Dawn 8.
Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini has called them the “trench-less trench-makers”
A member of the Jihad is called Jahādgar