Monday, July 7, 2014

IRGC guardsmen, KIA in Iraq

Portraits from Iran media source of two IRGC guardsmen recently KIA during 2014 Northern Iraq Offensive.

Left: IRGC Colonel Shoja'at Alamdari Mourjani, believed to be advisor, non-aerial KIA by hostile rocket fire, in defense of Samarra, Iraq .

Right: IRGC member Kamal Shir Khani, believed to be advisor, KIA by hostile mortar fire, in defense of Samarra, Iraq.

1 comment:

Nader Uskowi said...

A word of caution on the location: For any officers being killed anywhere north of Baghdad, Iran will say they were killed in the defense of the holy shrine in Samarra. Likewise anyone killed anywhere in Syria is said to have lost their lives in defense of the shrine of Zaynab in Damascus. And I assume anyone killed in southern Iraq, would be said to have died in defense of the shrines in Najaf and Karbala.

So for example when the Iranian media reports that Col. Alamdari was martyred in defense of the holy shrine in Samarra, does not mean he was necessarily killed anywhere near Samarra.

A word of caution on numbers of KIA: The report on this post of 2 KIAs is based on public funerals held for those officers. Not all KIAs, and especially non-senior officers and soldiers, are buried after a public funeral. What we can say for sure is public funerals for two IRGC officers KIA in Iraq have been held so far.