IRAN: Qods Force’s Qassem Soleimani Severely Injured in Syria

Reports from inside the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) say that Qassem Suleimani, the notorious commander of the terrorist Qods Force, suffered severe shrapnel wounds, including in the head, while at Aleppo’s southern front two weeks ago.

Qassem Suleimani’s vehicle used for him to oversee an operation by the revolutionary guards and a number of mercenary forces was targeted by the Free Syrian Army. Suleimani was severely injured.

The severity of his wounds required that he was immediately transferred to Damascus in an IRGC helicopter. After receiving preliminary treatment in Damascus, he was transferred to Tehran.

Qassem Suleimani, the notorious commander of the terrorist Qods Force
Qassem Suleimani, notorious commander of the terrorist Qods Force

Suleimani was hospitalized at the IRGC Baqiyatollah Hospital in Mollasadra Street, in Tehran. The reports say he has undergone at least two surgeries.

What is known is that he is in the ICU (Section C7) of this hospital on the seventh floor and visitors are not allowed. A group of doctors headed by Dr. Gholamreza Farzanegan, a neurologist and brain specialist, oversees his condition. Dr. Alireza Jalali, head of the Baqiyatollah Hospital directly follows up Soleimani’s condition. The head of Section C7 is Dr. Amir Davoudi and IRGC operative Sheikhi is the coordinator of Section C7.

Iran Fails To Prevent Some News Leaks

The IRGC counterintelligence section imposed severe restrictions, in an attempt to prevent any leakage of information about Soleimani being wounded. They even ordered all hospital personnel to refrain from answering any questions about him or his presence in the hospital.

The reason the Iranian regime is worried is that they believe any news of Soleimani’s injury could cause a complete collapse of morale in both the IRGC forces and their associated militias in Syria. It is already known that the revolutionary guards are experiencing major problems since they have sustained a large number of casualties in the past few months in Syria.

As the revolution of the Syrian people prepares to enter its sixth year, Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Iranian regime, and the IRGC are facing consecutive defeats despite tapping all their military, economic and political resources in the war against the Syrian people and their revolution.

Iranian Body Count Increasing

It is also known that the corpses of Revolutionary guards are being transferred to Iranian cities on a daily basis while other corpses are left behind in the liberated areas of Syria. These consecutive defeats have taken on an escalating trend since winter 2014. The Iranian regime was compelled to seek Russia’s help to prevent a swift overthrow of Assad.

The regime was futilely hoping that by employing the aerial firepower of Russia, in conjunction with boots on the ground, which the US coalition would not do, they could prevail. The regime thought by using its Revolutionary Guards, supported by hired militias such as Hezbollah, Iraqi mercenary militias, Afghan and Pakistani mercenaries, and the remainder of Assad’s army, it could crush Syria’s revolution.

The Iranian regime, which has previously been able to cause massive problems for countries in the region, has nothing to show for its huge effort in Syria, other than an escalating number of deaths and injuries in its own ranks.

The number of corpses of Revolutionary Guards, including many IRGC brigadier generals, is mounting. At the same time, the IRGC have inflicted a heavy toll on Syrian civilians in the past few months, with intense bombings and the massacre of thousands of innocent people.

This information came via the National Council of Resistance of Iran Security and Anti-terrorism Committee, November 28, 2015

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.