Iran names Esmail Qaani new Quds chief after Soleimani killing: Reports
PTI, Jan 3, 2020, 5:07 PM IST
Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader appointed Esmail Qaani as the new head of the Revolutionary Guards’ foreign operations arm after its commander was killed Friday, January 2 in a US strike on Baghdad airport.
“Following the martyrdom of the glorious general haj Qasem Soleimani, I name Brigadier General Esmail Qaani as the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement posted on his official website.
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