Leader appoints Gha’ani as new commander of IRGC Quds Force

TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Esmail Gha'ani as the new commander of IRGC Quds Force commander.

In a decree on Friday, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that Brigadier General Gha'ani has been one of the prominent commanders during the eight years of Sacred Defense and has been accompanying martyr General Soleimani in the past several years in the region.

“The plan of the force will exactly be the same as the plan during martyr Soleimani’s tenure,” noted the Leader.

IRGC confirmed on Friday that Quds Force commander General Soleimani has been assassinated by US airstrikes on Friday at Baghdad airport. Pentagon said in a statement that US President Donald Trump has ordered the attack.

All the officials in Iran, including the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, strongly condemned the terrorist act, vowing to take revenge on US forces. Three days of public mourning have been announced across the country.

General Soleimani was among the key figures in the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq in the past several years.

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