Iran's Supreme Leader appoints Soleimani's Deputy as Quds Force Chief
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  • 17:22 03 January 2020

Iran's Supreme Leader appoints Soleimani's Deputy as Quds Force Chief

Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei has appointed Deputy Commander of the Quds Force Esmail Ghaani as the unit's new head following the demise of Qassem Soleimani in the early hours of Friday, ONA reports citing Tasnim News Agency.

The Quds Force is a branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tasked with unconventional warfare, intelligence activities, and extraterritorial operations.

Note that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed near Baghdad Airport earlier in the day in an airstrike authorised by the United States.

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