Shakiba Salimi, a commander at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). (Twitter)

May 5, 2020

Shakiba Salimi, a commander at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed along two other members of the IRGC in clashes with an “anti-revolutionary group” in Iran’s Kurdistan on Tuesday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Salimi was a commander the IRGC’s “Beit al-Muqaddas” brigade, located in Iran’s Kurdistan province.

The brigade is a part of the IRGC’s “Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada” headquarters, which is tasked with suppressing opposition forces in Kurdish-populated areas in western and north-western Iran.

Fars did not name the group the group responsible or provide any additional details.

The Islamic Republic uses the term “anti-revolutionary” to refer to its opposition.

Al Arabiya

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