Top Iranian General killed in Syria


%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d9%85%d9%8a%d8%af-%d9%85%d8%b1%d8%aa%d8%b6%d9%89-%d8%b9%d8%b7%d8%a7%d8%a6%d9%8a-general-murtada-ataiIranian  NASR TV station reported on  Sunday the death in Syria of a senior  military commander   who is the top aide of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Brigade of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards .

The station said   Brigadier General Morteza Ataee, Supreme Commander of the Afghanistan  brigade “Fatimiyoun”  has been fighting in Syria alongside the forces loyal  to Syrian president Bashar al Assad.

Afghanistan  brigade “Fatimiyoun” is one of the largest military brigades fighting alongside Assad’s forces against the opposition in Syria. Iran created the brigades using  Shiite Afghani refugees, but the leadership is all Iranian and are appointed by  Gen.  Soleimani.