Sunday, December 28, 2014

IRGC General Killed in Samarra

IRGC Brig. Gen. Hamid Taghavi was killed on Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra. The IRGC announced today. (Fars News Agency, 28

IRGC said Gen. Taghavi was killed by sniper bullets in the embattled Iraqi city. Shia militias, led by IRGC’s Quds Force, are fighting ISIL insurgents near Samarra.

Gen. Taghavi was a veteran of 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, commanding the IRGC’s Ramazan Headquarters during that war.

File photo: IRGC Brig. Gen. Hamid Taghavi, KIA in Samarra, Iraq. (Press TV)


Anonymous said...

RIP for a an Iranian warrior. Two things are clear, Iranian commitment to fighting the ISIS terrorism plague is greater than reported in the western corporate media and most importantly, the Jange Tahmili veterans, now at general staff level are still not afraid to lead from the front, both in Syria and in Iraq.

Nader Uskowi said...

Actually the extent of Iranian military involvement is not covered at all by the Iranian media, meaning the Iranian government does not want the media to cover Iran's role in Syria and Iraq. Until few months ago, the government was not even admitting that Iran was involved in those conflicts militarily. The western journalists had to follow the news of funerals of senior officers of IRGC to show the extent of Iran's involvement. It is the western press like the Washington Post here in this report, and not the media in Iran, that are giving us a better understanding of the topic. Let's hope this trend changes soon.

Anonymous said...

The regime knows it is a spent force and is willing to do anything including putting Iranian soldiers at risk in foreign lands to achieve its deadbeat causes.I say let the US and the useless Iraqi army deal with the Islamic terrorists in Iraq.