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)