Iranian commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani killed by Isis while advising Syrian regime

Iran is supporting President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the Syrain civil war

Lizzie Dearden@lizziedearden
Friday 09 October 2015 08:30
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The commander was reportedly killed as battles raged on the outskirts of Aleppo
The commander was reportedly killed as battles raged on the outskirts of Aleppo

An Iranian military commander has been killed in Syria while advising President Bashar al-Assad’s army.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said that Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani was killed by Isis militants on the outskirts of Aleppo city on Thursday night.

He was part of Tehran’s work offering the Syrian regime “military advice in its fight against terrorist groups”, Iranian state media said.

Brig Gen Hamedani was reportedly overseeing the Quds Force, a special forces unit fighting rebels in Syria that has been declared a terrorist organisation by the US.

He was known for leading the brutal crackdown on protesters during demonstrations against the 2009 Iranian presidential election results, and was subject to international sanctions by the UK and other nations.

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