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Social media outlets reported the killing of Sayyid Ahmed Al-Quraishi, a commander of Fatimiyeon militia in Deir Ezzor. Local pages said that he was killed during attacks in Al-Bukamal, while Iranian media sources said that he was killed by an Israeli airstrike on Iranian sites in Syria recently.
Al-Quraishi is a close associate of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of al-Quds force militia, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike nearly a year ago. He participated in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. He is also one of the most prominent Iranian commanders fighting in Syria to support the Assad regime.
Fatimiyeon militia is Iran’s most prominent military group in the eastern region of Syria. The militia took Al-Bukamal in Deir Ezzor as a headquarters for its forces, and serves under the banner of al-Quds Force. It always posts photos of its fighters during their military exercises on its media outlets, as part of Iran’s military support for Assad regime in order to prevent it from falling, in addition to taking root in the region and establishing military bases to ensure Shiite expansion in the region.