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    Retired Iranian General Killed While Battling Militants in Syria's Aleppo

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    Ahmad Gholami, a retired Iranian general who used to serve as a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) died after he had been seriously wounded during the fight against terrorists in Aleppo.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A retired Iranian general who used to serve as a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was killed while fighting militants in northern Syria, Iranian media reported.

    According to the Fars news agency, Ahmad Gholami was seriously wounded during the fight against terrorists in Aleppo and died a few hours later.

    Iran denies that its soldiers are active in Syria, claiming that its commanders and generals there serve only as volunteer military advisers.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

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