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Iran Holds Public Funeral for Commander Killed in Syria

Iran held a public funeral on Tuesday for a senior paramilitary fighter killed fighting in Syria, the fourth commander to die this month as Tehran intensifies its support for President Bashar al-Assad against insurgents. Nader Hamid died in a Syrian hospital last week of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle several days earlier, Iranian agencies reported. He was a member of the Basij, the volunteer arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Iranian fighters have...

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