The Latest: Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):


11:20 a.m.

An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul.

The Iraqi official says Gen. Shaaban Nasiiri was an adviser to Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, who has acted as a key adviser to Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces — an umbrella group of Mostly Shiite militia forces sanctioned by the Iraqi government — in the fight against IS.

The Iraqi official. Speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Nasiiri was killed Friday night.

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