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Hashd al-Shaabi Appoints Successor of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

Iran-backed IMIS militia group has appointed a successor for Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who was killed in a US airstrike earlier this month.

According to media reports, (Iranian Militias in Syria and Iraq) IMIS leadership council has appointed Abu Ali al-Basari as its deputy leader.

Al-Basari previously served as the commander of Hashd al-Shaabi’s operations.

He is among the founders of Badr Brigade and served as the militia group’s commander till 1998 when he resigned to be succeeded by Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Badr Brigade.

Muhandis was killed in a US drone strike on 3rd January after he received Iran’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport.