Soleimani's guard killed in Aleppo battle
Date: 2020-02-04 13:42
Member of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force Asghar Pashapour was announced killed in Aleppo’s battles on Sunday, according to Iranian sources.
Tehran’s militia participation in the attack on Idlib was confirmed in line with the Iranian regime’s Foreign Ministry's support for Damascus.
Sources said Pashapour was close to slain Commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad early January.
According to the Iranian regime’s Television Agency, he was killed “in confrontations with militant groups.”
His military rank in the IRGC was not revealed, but information indicates that he has accompanied Soleimani in Syria since the beginning of the war between the regime militias and the Syrian opposition factions.
IRGC intelligence agency’s Mashreq website has described Pashapour as “the man who was always concerned about Soleimani's life” and published a picture of them both gathered with other militiamen at a site in Syria.
Young Journalists Club (YJC) news agency, for its part, released a video of a conversation going on between Soleimani and Pashapour in a site in Syria, in which the latter was asking Soleimani not to advance to frontlines.
In October 2015, Pashapour's brother-in-law died in an IRGC hospital in Tehran from his wounds after 13 months of fighting in Syria.
Based on Asharq al-Awsat