31 May '15, 8pm

Iranian military commander killed fighting in Ramadi | The Long War Journal

Photograph of Jassem Nouri released by Iranian media. An Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) military commander was killed fighting the Islamic State in Iraq’s Anbar province, according to reports in the Iranian press. Iran has sent IRGC and Basij members to fight in both Syria and Iraq. Those in the IRGC are likely members of the elite Qods Force, the external operations wing of the IRGC. The commander, Jassem Nouri, was reportedly killed on May 28 while fighting against the Islamic State near Ramadi. The Islamic State defeated the Iraqi military in Ramadi and drove it out of the city on May 17 . The Iraqi government has called on Iranian-supported Shiite militias to eject the jihadist group from the provincial capital of Anbar. Hezbollah Brigades, which is listed by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and is supported by Qods Force, is leading the fight to r...

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