Iranian military adviser killed near Iraq’s Islamic State-held Ramadi

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Published: June 2, 2015 10:39:10 AM

A senior Iranian military officer, who was advising Iraqi troops in its battle against the Islamic State (IS), has been killed near Ramadi.

A senior Iranian military officer, who was advising Iraqi troops in its battle against the Islamic State (IS), has been killed near Ramadi.

Jassem Nouri, a seasoned Iran-Iraq war commander who had also served as a military adviser in Syria, was killed on Thursday, the Dawn reports.

The slain military officer’s memorial service was attended by his family members and political and military leaders in Ahvaz in southwestern Iran on Sunday, ahead of his burial on Monday.

Iran has provided military advisers and weapons to both Iraq and Syria, but, denies deploying any combat troops.

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