Ghaani joined the Guard a year after the 1979 revolution. He had served as Soleimani's deputy ever since the latter took the lead of Iran's elite force in 1997. Since 3 January 2020, (following Soleimani's death) Ghaani serves as the commander[...]
Qais al-Khazali (Laith al-Khazali's brother) is Secretary General of the Iran-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) militia in Iraq. During the October 2019 protests in many cities in Iraq, AAH has opened fire on and killed protesters.
Aziz al-Lami is an Iran-backed PMF militia leader, tasked by other senior militia commanders with suppressing the October 2019 protests in Iraq. Al-Lami was part of a committee of IRGC-QF proxies that approved the use of lethal violence against protesters for[...]
Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who died in a US Air Force strike in Baghdad, is considered a living legend. The Iranians practically idolize him, the enemies are afraid and hate him. Israel and the US have repeatedly tried to kill[...]
Since at least 2016, the IRGC-QF has received the vast majority of its foreign currency from the CBI and senior CBI officials have worked directly with the IRGC-QF to facilitate CBI’s financial support to the IRGC-QF. In 2017, the IRGC-QF oversaw[...]
Smart is an import/export limited company and possible front company associated with Redin Exchange. Both Smart and Redin Exchange share the same Istanbul-based address.
Turkey-based Jabarin is the head of Hamas’s Finance Office. In this capacity, he manages Hamas’s yearly budget amounting to tens of millions of dollars, is in charge of all Hamas’s income from various elements around the world, and seeks to obtain[...]