TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A high-ranking basic key to the Iranian safety equipment has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated on Sunday.
Brig. Basic Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi, who died at 65, served because the deputy commander of the Quds, or Jerusalem, pressure of Iranian paramilitary Revolutionary Guards. The unit is an elite and influential group that oversees international operations, and Hejazi helped lead his expeditionary forces and regularly shuttled between Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.
Born in 1956 within the metropolis of Isfahan, Hejazi joined the Guard after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and served as the top of the Basij Paramilitary Volunteer Corps for a decade – a tenure that noticed the pressure develop right into a mainstay of the nation’s political and safety equipment.
Hejazi took the publish of deputy commander of the Quds Pressure in April final 12 months after main the paramilitary Guard forces in Lebanon. Iranian media reported that he had joined forces within the combat towards the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The Guard assertion stated he died of coronary heart illness, with out offering additional particulars.