With the life expectancy of the average Mayfly (24 hours), Iranian-backed proxy commanders in Iraq are dropping like…. well, like Mayflies.

Taleb Abbas Ali al-Saedi is the most recent pro-Iran militia commander to meet his maker. Al-Saedi was the commander of the Karbala Brigades, part of the Iran-backed Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

According to Daily Mail, the high-level PMF leader “was shot dead late on Saturday in Karbala, a city about 62 miles southwest of Baghdad.

Local media reported that al-Saedi was ‘assassinated’ by unknown gunmen, but no further details about the shooters were immediately available.”

The US military has not commented on the assassination.

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Could this be the beginning of a new war on terror – anonymous hits of terrorist leaders?

Unconfirmed and uncorroborated, one tweeter has made the claim that al-Saedi was assassinated “as a result of family disputes.” Uh-huh.