A member of Iran’s Quds Force, the overseas arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed in Yemen on Friday, according to a report.
Mostafa Mohammad Mirzaei, 38, was killed on Friday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, without providing any information on where or by whom he was killed.
Prominent military commander Qassem Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force, was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad on Friday. Iran has vowed retaliation.
Mirzaei was killed in one of the countries of the “Resistance Front,” a term used by Iran to refer to its regional allies and proxies, according to the official IRIB news agency, but did not give any further details.
According to exile-run website IranWire, Mirzaei was killed in Yemen, which is why Iranian state media is refraining from providing any information about him.
A funeral procession was held for Mirzaei in the Iranian city of Shahr-e-Rey on Tuesday, Fars reported.
Iran officially denies any direct involvement in the Yemeni conflict, however its military commanders have admitted on several occasions to assisting the Houthi militia.
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