Within a matter of days, two high-ranking officials of Iran‘s Quds Force in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have passed away. Both are reported to have died from health-related issues.
On Sunday, Iranian media reported the death of deputy commander of Quds Force Brigadier General Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Hejazi.
Known to have attempted yet failed to break the Basij free from the IRGC, Hejazi, who was once the head of the IRGC forces in Lebanon, was appointed as deputy chief following the death of the former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
He reportedly passed away from heart complications, which he had been suffering for a while.
On Tuesday, a second Quds Force leader died. Major General Muhammad Ali Haq Bin, who is reportedly in the first ranks of the Quds Force, passed away after contracting the coronavirus.
Muhammad Ali Haq Bin was one of the chief advisors of the Quds Force in Syria and Iraq. According to Iranian television reports, he “conquered” Nubl and Zahra in Syria.
Similar to Lebanon‘s Hezbollah, both the IRGC and Quds Force are considered as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) by the United States.