Former bodyguard of Iran's ex-president killed in Syria: Fars

October 23, 2015 12:18 PM

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ANKARA A former bodyguard of Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been killed in Syria while defending a religious site near Aleppo, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Friday.

"Abdollah Bagheri Niaraki, who for a while was the bodyguard of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was martyred near Aleppo yesterday (Thursday)," Fars reported, adding that he had been fighting to defend a shrine.

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