Second-in-command of Iran’s Quds Force, died of a heart attack
65-year-old Hejazi, who served at the rank of Brigadier General, was a direct subordinate of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani until the latter’s death early last year in a US drone attack. He was appointed the Quds Force Deputy Commander in late January following Soleimani’s death by the country’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
Hejazi helped lead its expeditionary forces, which is an elite and powerful group that manages international operations. He had previously been leading the Guard’s paramilitary forces in Lebanon, where he joined forces fighting Daesh* and other terrorist groups, according to the statement.