Hossein Hamadani

Hossein Hamadani
Native name حسین همدانی
Born (1951-01-01)January 1, 1951
Abadan, Iran
Died October 7, 2015(2015-10-07) (aged 64)
Aleppo, Syria
Buried at Hamedan, Iran
Allegiance  Iran
Service/branch IRGC
Years of service 1979–2015[1]
Rank Major General (posthumously)
Unit Quds Force
Commands held Ansar-al-Hossein Division of Hamadan
Rassoulollah Corps (2009–2014)

1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran
Iran-Iraq War

Syrian Civil War 
Awards Order of Fath (2)

Hossein Hamadani, also spelled Hamedani (Persian: حسین همدانی; January 1, 1951 – October 7, 2015), was an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander. He was posthumously promoted to Major General from Brigadier General.


Hamadani was born in Abadan, Iran. His parents were originally from Hamadan.

Hamadani first rose to prominence during the 1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran and the Iran-Iraq War, where he helped suppress the Communist rebellion in Iranian Kurdistan. Mohammad Ali Jafari appointed him as Deputy Commander of the IRGC in 2005, and together they planned how to deal with any attempted "velvet revolution" in Iran. Hamadani subsequently helped to suppress the 2009 election protests in Iran.[2] He had been head of the IRGC’s Rassoulollah Corps in charge of Greater Tehran from November 2009 until January 2014,[3] and had been subject to international sanctions since 14 April 2011.[4][5]

Hamadani had released three books

Hamadani also served in Syria as both an advisor to the Syrian army during the Syrian Civil War and as overseer for Quds Force operations in support of the Syrian government.[7]

Hamadani was killed in an alleged Islamic State attack in Aleppo, Syria on 7 October 2015.[8][9][10][11]


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  2. 1 2 "What Is Iran Doing in Syria?". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  3. "Hossein Hamedani". Ukforiranians.fco.gov.uk. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  4. "Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK" (PDF). Hm-treasury.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  5. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2010-165/section-sched1-20111121.html
  6. http://library3.tebyan.net/newindex.aspx?pid=305361
  7. "Top Iranian Official Acknowledges Syria Role". Wall Street Journal. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
  8. "Berater im Kampf gegen IS: Iranischer General in Syrien getötet". Der Spiegel (in German). 9 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  9. Lizzie Dearden (9 October 2015). "Iranian commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani killed by Isis while advising Syrian regime". The Independent. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  10. "PressTV-Iranian commander killed in Syria". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  11. "Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria -IRGC". Mail Online. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
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