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.
Could this be the beginning of a new war on terror – anonymous hits of terrorist leaders?
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) January 11, 2020
Some are suspecting this was a Mossad hit, some think US Special Ops. Whoever it was, when the life expectancy of cockroach commanders dwindles to single digit days, the candidate pool is going to shrink to nothing. I like that!
— Thomas Madison (@tmadison200) January 15, 2020
This might well be the end of mullah rule. Give the people their land an oil back. I look forward to a peaceful Iran.
— Brian Smith (@BVTech) January 11, 2020
Unconfirmed and uncorroborated, one tweeter has made the claim that al-Saedi was assassinated “as a result of family disputes.” Uh-huh.
Iraq: Clarification: Talib al-Saadi was killed as a result of family disputes
— Y.N.M.S (@ynms79797979) January 11, 2020