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Post Possibly the next Leader of Iran: Ismail Ghaani

Possibly the new Leader of Iran: Ismail Ghaani
By: Counter Extremism Project
Re: https://www.counterextremism.com/ext.../ismail-ghaani

As of 1979: Founder of the Islamic Revolutionary - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Operations: Afghanistan, Europe, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, South America & Syria.

Photo link: Ismail Ghaani (onsite)
Brigadier General Ismail Ghaani is a Specially Designated National by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force (IRGC-QF), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for Iran’s proxy conflicts...

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Brigadier General Ismail Ghaani is a Specially Designated National by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force (IRGC-QF), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for Iran’s proxy conflicts in the Middle East.* The IRGC-QF has played an active role in providing training and weapons to extremist groups including Iraqi insurgents, Lebanese Hezbollah, and others.* Following the death of former IRGC leader, Qasem Soleimani—who was killed in a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020—Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, quickly appointed Ghaani as Soleimani’s replacement.*

Upon Ghaani’s appointment, Khamenei described him as “one of the most distinguished Revolutionary Guard commanders.”* Ghaani fought in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, leading the Nasr-5 and Imam Reza-21 brigades.* A close aide and confidante to Soleimani, Ghaani served as an intelligence official in the IRGC-QF and was the deputy commander of the unit for more than 20 years.*

On March 27, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Treasury listed Ghaani as a Specially Designated National for his role in overseeing financial disbursements and weapons shipments to Hezbollah and IRGC-QF elements in both the Middle East and Africa, particularly the Gambia.*

Ghaani is known for his criticism of Israel and the United States, and is an influential Iranian figure in Syria, where he is considered one of the key figures in Iran’s involvement in Syria’s civil war.*

1980 — 1988
Serves in the Iran-Iraq War and leads the Nasr-5 and Imam Reza-21 brigades.

Has other sir name(s) over the years:

Also Known As

* Major General Esmail Qaani*
* Major General Esmail Ghaani*
* Brigadier General Esmail Qaani*
* Major General Ismail Qaani*
* Brigadier General Ismail Qaani*
* Esmaeil Ghaani Akbarnejad*
* Ismail Akbar Nezhad*
* Esmail Qani*
* Esma’il Qa’ani*

Ghaani is known for his criticism of Israel and the United States, and is an influential Iranian figure in Syria, where he is considered one of the key figures in Iran’s involvement in Syria’s civil war.*

1980 — 1988
Serves in the Iran-Iraq War and leads the Nasr-5 and Imam Reza-21 brigades.

Link to Key Leader(s) - Re: https://www.counterextremism.com/thr...rgc#keyleaders

Associated with: Taliban & Hamas also; Hezbollah & Palestinian Islamic Jihad
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