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Iranian regime members at the funeral service of one of the Quds Force officers killed at the Kermenshah offensive

Arbil- Kurdistan Freedom Falcons’ military wing, standing in opposition of Iranian Kurdistan regime, recently announced that its fighters had led an offensive against a convoy including Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officers and other regime officials. The convoy was reportedly heading towards Kermanshah and Elam –two cities bordering Iraq.

The offensive resulted in the death of two IRGC officers and the injury of four others among which was Hashmatullah Flaan Bisha, MP at the Iranian parliament.

One of the Falcons’ military commanders, in a phone interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, said that the attack was followed a meeting convened at the Zafar base which falls under Quds Force directory in the Kermanshah district.

Quds Force is a subdivision operating under IRGC commandership, and is usually missioned beyond Iranian territory.

The meeting was attended by Hashmatullah Flaan Bisha along with a number of IRGC security and military officials assigned to recruit ISIS and other terror group newcomers and then transfer them to Iraq.

The commander revealed that the meeting lasted for two whole hours and during which it was decided to carry on training and arming ISIS prospects on Iranian land, and to deploy larger numbers to Iraq.

The commander further disclosed on the late Iranian MP, attachés and officials were headed to see off a group ISIS recruits ready for dispatch right after the meeting was concluded, which was the same time the offensive was launched.

The convoy was headed to the Ryzav area, which is located midway between Kermanshah and Elam.