Iranian IRGC commander killed in Syria

Orient Net - Ahmad al-Shehabi 2017-11-19 19:21:00

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Iranian media reported on Sunday (November 19) that a terrorist in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had been killed in fighting against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist in Syria.

The IRGC has been fighting in support of Bashar Assad, in his seven-year war on Syrians.

The state-run Fars news agency reported on November 19 that Khairollah Samadi, an IRGC commander in charge of a unit in Syria, was killed in fighting on November 16 in the town of Al-Bukamal, near the Iraqi border.

Samadi died of shrapnel wounds from a mortar explosion, Fars added.

The head of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs said in November 2016 that more than 1,000 terrorists deployed by Iran to Syria had been killed. Senior members of the IRGC have been among those killed.

Iran has provided military support to Assad terrorists since at least 2012. It also sent Afghan mercenaries, promising them of giving Iranian passport.