Friday , 30 October 2020

Iranian Revolutionary Guards General ‘Accidentally Kills Himself’

RFL/RE – An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general died on December 16 after he accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his pistol, official media report.

Qodratollah Mansouri, a regional commander of the Revolutionary Guard

The reports identified the commander as General Qodratollah Mansouri, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s and a “defender of the shrine,” a reference to Iranians who fight the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

Since 2014, Mansouri was a regional commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ ground forces in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters