Former Iranian presidential bodyguard killed in Syria (UPDATE)

Society Materials 23 October 2015 18:08 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 14:56)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23

By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's bodyguard Abdollah Bagheri Niyareki was killed in Syria.

Fars news agency reported Oct. 23 that Niyareki, who formerly served as a bodyguard for Ahmadinejad, was killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Reportedly, he was also involved in the security of the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in the city of Sayyidah Zaynab, located near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Niyareki's dead body has already been brought to Tehran and will be buried there.

Over the past few weeks, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has lost several commanders in Syria.

Earlier, on Oct. 19, IQNA reported that Colonel Muslim Hizab, a battalion commander in the IRGC, was killed in Syria.

Hizab was on a consultation mission in that country.

Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani is one of the highest-ranking IRGC officers earlier killed in Syria.

He was killed Oct. 8 by the "Islamic State" near the Syrian city of Aleppo.