28 Dec '14, 4pm

Islamic State kills Qods Force general in central Iraq

Islamic State kills Qods Force general in central Iraq

Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi of the The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. Photo: ABNA An Islamic State sniper gunned down a general in Iran's Qods Force who was advising Iraqi troops and Shiite militias in the battleground city of Samarra in central Iraq. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi was "martyred" while serving in Samara, close to the "shrine of Imam Hassan Askari" on Dec. 27, 2014, Jahan News , a hard-line Iranian media outlet reported. Taqavi was killed by an Islamic State "sniper," ABNA noted . Taqavi served as an "adviser to the [Iraqi] Army and the popular mobilization of the Iraqi people," a reference to the Shiite militias that fight alongside the Iraqi military. Iran's Qods Force, the expeditionary special operations arm of the IRGC, is tasked with supporting the Iraqi military and Shiite militias,...

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