Another Iranian militiaman killed fighting ISIL in Iraq

Mehdi Noruzi, a member of Iran's Basij militia nicknamed 'Lion of Samarra' by his fellow militiamen, was killed

Another Iranian militiaman killed fighting ISIL in Iraq

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Iranian militiaman with a long record of battles in Iraq and Syria has died fighting ISIL militants in Samarra, a major battleground north of Baghdad, Iranian newspapers reported on Monday.

Mehdi Noruzi, a member of Iran's Basij militia nicknamed 'Lion of Samarra' by his fellow militiamen, was killed on Sunday while "defending the oppressed people of Iraq and holy shrines against revisionist terrorists in Samarra", Fars said.

Samarra is a key front in the war between the fighters of ISIL and Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, which is being helped to stem ISIL's advance by unspecified numbers of advisers and combatants from Shi'ite Iran.

Last month, an Iranian general was killed by sniper fire in Samarra, where a notable Shi'ite saint, Imam Hassan Askari, is buried.

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