IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani was killed in Syria. Only few days ago, there were rumors on the fact that the head of the Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, has decided to fire Hamadani as commander of the Iranian forces in Syria (ShiaPulse). For the moment it is not clear how Hamadani was killed. It is only known that he was “killed by terrorists in Aleppo”.
Hossein Hamadani was a very important official of the IRGC. He was the responsible of the repression of the popular protests inside Iran between 2009 – 2011 (Wall Street Journal) and, after the beginning of the Syrian war, he was in charge of the creation of a new Hezbollah movement in Syria (Good Morning Iran). In 2014, the Arabic press reported that Hossein Hamadani replaced Qassem Soleimani as head of the Iranian forces inside Iraq, after Soleimani failed in maintaining Nouri al Maliki in power in Baghdad (Asharq al Awsat).
To know more about the role of Hossein Hamadani, please read “Iran’s Secret Network: Major General Qassem Suleimani’s Inner Circle” (AEI).