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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[...]
Laith al-Khazali is Qais al-Khazali’s brother. He also is a leader of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH). In Diyala Province, Iraq, AAH has been involved in widespread forced disappearances, abductions, killings, and torture, targeting Sunni Iraqis with impunity.
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[...]
Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri has funded terrorist armed groups through his drug trafficking, notably Al-Murabitun, which merged with other terrorist groups to form JNIM, with control over routes that cross northern Mali from Mauritania, Burkina Faso, and Niger.
Mahri Sidi Amar Ben Daha operates transportation companies in eastern Mali that launder narcotics trafficking money and deliver supplies to jihadists. Ben Daha has used profits from illicit narcotics trafficking to purchase commercial bus and trucking companies.