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An Iranian General Is Killed in Syria

“Commander Hossein Hamedani died at Islamic State hands as Iran steps up its involvement in the Syrian civil war.”

“In May 2014, Hossein Hamedani, a top general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, made a statement at a council meeting in Hamedan, the western Iranian province.”

“Today we fight in Syria for interests such as the Islamic Revolution,” he said, adding, “Our defense is to the extent of the Sacred Defense”— a reference to Iran’s eight-year war with Iraq in the 1980s.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/10/an-iranian-general-killed-in-syria/409963/

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. Head of the Mohammad Rasulallah Revolutionary guard base Hossein Hamedani attends a conference to mark the martyrs of terrorism in Tehran September 6, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY PROFILE HEADSHOT) - RTR2QUVU

EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.
Head of the Mohammad Rasulallah Revolutionary guard base Hossein Hamedani attends a conference to mark the martyrs of terrorism in Tehran September 6, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY PROFILE HEADSHOT) – RTR2QUVU

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