The Islamic State has claimed the killing of Brig. Gen. Hamid Taghvai, an IRGC commander, according to images posted on ISIL’s forums on Monday. (AFP, 29 December)
The IRGC announced the death of Gen. Taghvai on Sunday, saying he was killed in the city of Samarra by a sniper bullet. His funeral was held in Tehran on Monday.
Photo credit: Iranians carry the coffin of IRGC Brigadier General Hamid Taghvai killed in Samarra region in Iraq during his funeral in Tehran; 29 December 2014 (AFP)