On July 23, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) mourned Seyyed Ahmad Qureshi, a prominent commander of the Quds Force.
According to Iranian sources, Qureshi died of wounds that he sustained while fighting in Syria. The sources did not reveal when or how the commander was wounded.
Qureshi served as a military advisor in Syria for more than eight years. He reportedly commanded a unit of the Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun, which has been fighting ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria since 2014.
Some sources said that Qureshi was injured while combating ISIS cells in central Syria. Others, however, claimed that the IRGC commander sustained fatal wounds in the July 19 Israeli strikes on Syria.
A Syrian service member and two pro-government fighters were killed in the strikes, which hit a number of targets in the northern governorate of Aleppo.
If Qureshi was indeed killed in the Israeli strikes, the IRGC Quds Force will most likely respond in one way or another in the near future.
Qureshi was the third IRGC commander to be killed in Syria this year. On June 3, advisor Hassan Abdullahzadeh was killed along with his guard Mohsen Abbasi in an ambush by ISIS cells on the Homs-Deir Ezzor highway. On July 9, commander Reza Safdari was killed when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device that had been planted by ISIS terrorists in the eastern Homs countryside.
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