Iran Military Adviser Killed Near Ramadi

0Shares

TEHRAN: An Iranian officer has been killed near the Iraqi city of Ramadi while advising Iraqi forces on how to recapture it from the ISIS, state media reported Monday.

Jassem Nouri, who had also served as a military adviser in Syria, was killed on Thursday, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported.

Political and military leaders joined family members for a memorial service in Ahvaz in southwestern Iran on Sunday ahead of his burial on Monday.

“A seasoned (1980-88) Iran-Iraq war veteran, Jassem Nouri was there as a military adviser to share his experience with the resistance fighters in Iraq,” the city’s Friday prayer leader Sheikh Qassem Khaziravi told mourners.

Iran admits it has provided weapons and military advisers to both Iraq and Syria but denies it has deployed any combat troops.

Ramadi is the capital of Anbar west of Baghdad, and the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had previously avoided deploying volunteer forces to the area.

But the city’s fall to the extremists of ISIS two weeks ago forced a change of policy.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS