Iranian soldiers from the Revolutionary Guards march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq, on September 22, 2015, in the capital Tehran
Iranian soldiers from the Revolutionary Guards march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq, on September 22, 2015, in the capital Tehran © Atta Kenare - AFP/File
Iranian soldiers from the Revolutionary Guards march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq, on September 22, 2015, in the capital Tehran
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Last updated: October 9, 2015

Iran Revolutionary Guards commander killed in Syria

Islamic State group jihadists have killed a senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards in Syria, the elite branch of the Iranian military said Friday.

General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday by IS "during an advisory mission" in the northern region of Aleppo, a Guards statement said.

Iran is a staunch ally of President Bashar al-Assad, sending Revolutionary Guard forces and military advisers to aid him against rebels seeking his overthrow.

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