Iranian soldier killed in Iraq

- Iranian media reports that Mohammad Hadi Zolfaghari was killed in an operation against ISIL in Samarra.

TEHRAN (AA) – Iranian media is reporting that one of the country’s soldiers has been killed in fighting in Iraq.

The semi-official AhlulBayt News Agency is reporting that Mohammad Hadi Zolfaghari was killed in an operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Samarra, a city 125 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad.

This is the third Iranian military figure to be killed in Iraq in the last three months.

In December 2014, Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi died and in February 2015 Mohammad Reza Hosseini, an Iranian intelligence commander, was killed in clashes with ISIL in Samarra.

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