Afghans React as Photos of Iran’s New Quds Force Chief in Bamiyan Emerge
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Afghan officials say they are closely investigating pictures that show the new commander of Iran's Quds Force, Esmail Qaani, on an official visit in Bamiyan Province in 2018. VOA's Rahim Gul Sarwan reports from Kabul.
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Wed, 01/08/2020 - 22:48
A handout picture provided by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on January 3, 2020 shows the newly…
The new commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Esmail Qaani, visited the Afghan province of Bamiyan in 2018 where he claimed to be the Iranian Deputy Chief of Mission in Kabul; Afghan officials are investigating
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Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:05
An Iraqi soldier walks next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, north of Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2017.
The US-led counter-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria said in a statement Sunday that it had temporarily stopped all of its attacks on IS and training of local forces
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Wed, 01/08/2020 - 21:48
What appears to be new damage at Al Asad air base in Iraq is seen in a satellite picture taken January 8, 2020. Planet/Handout…
Trump's words offered a different tone at this time of high tensions between Washington and Tehran, experts say
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Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:00
The parliament building of Iraq's Kurdistan region is seen in Irbil, northern Iraq, Oct. 29, 2017. Angry Kurds stormed the building Sunday after Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani announced he was stepping down as president of the self-ruled region....
They don't want their relatively safe region to be embroiled in military confrontation between Washington and Tehran
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Wed, 01/08/2020 - 19:31
Mourners escort the flag-draped coffin of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias during his funeral…
Soleimani was considered Iran's most powerful figure after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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Tue, 01/07/2020 - 23:57
A Look at Soleimani's Axis of Resistance
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Iran's top commander Qassem Soleimani was killed last week in a US airstrike
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Tue, 01/07/2020 - 22:45
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (right), and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak at a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace, in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2018. (Courtesy - Presidential Palace)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses Iran of attempting to build proxy networks in Afghanistan, asserting that Tehran is trying to coordinate with the Taliban and its offshoot, the Haqqani network
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Tue, 01/07/2020 - 22:30
Pakistani Shiite Muslim protest against the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, outside the US consulate…
The Iranian general who was killed last week in a US airstrike in Baghdad was instrumental in expanding Iran's influence and reach beyond its borders through various proxy groups in the region
Supporters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chant slogans in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 5, 2020, following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
The Shi'ite Lebanese group is a close ally of Iran, receiving financial and military support from Tehran
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Sun, 01/05/2020 - 17:46
Qassem Soleimani: From Construction Worker to Architect of Iran's Middle East Expansion
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Soleimani created and managed Iran's web of patron-client relationships, and without him Iran's proxies could be more violent and more indiscriminate
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Sat, 01/04/2020 - 01:22
FILE PHOTO: Iranian demonstrators hold up mobile phones showing the picture of the late Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani,…
Commander of Iran's elite Quds Force was killed along with several other Iranian-backed Iraqi militia leaders in US drone-launched missile that targeted his convoy in the Iraqi capital
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 23:15
Qassem Soleimani: From Construction Worker to Architect of Iran's Middle East Expansion
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Iranian and Iraqi officials have so far confirmed US attack killed eight other people who were accompanying Soleimani at Iraqi’s Baghdad airport
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 21:35
Qassem Soleimani: From Construction Worker to Architect of Iran's Middle East Expansion
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A look at Qassem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful commander, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike, Jan. 3, 2020. He was responsible for designing and implementing Iran's proxy warfare and destabilizing efforts in several countries in Middle East.    
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 21:20
(FILES) A handout file picture provided by the Iranian presidency on September 22, 2019 shows members of Iran's Islamic…
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The IRGC was founded in 1979, shortly after the Islamic Revolution. The core task of its estimated 150,000 ground forces, navy and air units is to protect Iran's Islamic system and revolutionary values. 
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 20:03