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Iran Revolutionary Guard leader killed in Syria

July 13, 2020 at 9:37 am

IRGC leader Ibrahim Asami [Islamic World Update/Twitter]

Iranian local media yesterday said a senior commander of the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in Syria.

“IRGC leader Ibrahim Asami has been killed in Syria,” IRGC’s Brigadier, Rustom Ali Rafea, was quoted by IRNA as saying.

Rafea pointed out that Asami was killed “a few days ago”, adding that he was buried in the Iranian western province of Alborz.

Iranian forces have been supporting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in his battle against opposition groups which have been working to oust him since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011.

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