Iran general, Shiite militants at the forefront of Iraq ground war against IS group

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Iran general, Shiite militants at the forefront of Iraq ground war against IS group

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 4, 2011 photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, then chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, third right, sits next to the commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Mohammad Ali Jafari, third left, in a meeting of the commanders of the Revolutionary Guard with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran. Gen. Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general, has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraqís fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his countryís Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle, militia commanders and government officials say. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 file photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, then chief of the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Ghasem Soleimani, attends a meeting of the commanders of the Revolutionary Guard with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Al...

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