Fifth Series Iran-Syria Command Structure by Paul Vallely, MG U.S. Army (ret.)

How Iran Fuels Syria War – NCRI

Fifth Series Iran-Syria Command Structure

MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)





IRGC Command Structure and Individual Commanders


BG Hossein Hamedani was the commander of all Iranian Forces in Syria until he was killed October 2015. Since then, the command has been assigned to a Command Council with the following members:

BG Esmail Qaani

BG Mohammad Jafaar Assadi

Some other top commanders are:

BG Seyyed Razi Mousavi – logistics commander

BG Fallahpour – counter intelligence

BG Majid Alavi – deputy to General Soleimani

BG Abu Heydar – commander of foreign militias and Northern Front

MG Mohsen Reza’i – advisor to operational command for Syria


*How Syria Fuels Syria War – NCRI

Paul Vallely, MG U.S. Army (ret.)