The Daily Mail is reporting that high-ranking Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) leader Taleb Abbas Ali al-Saedi was killed in Iraq on Saturday by an unidentified group of gunmen.
Local media is reporting that Al-Saedi was "assassinated" by an unknown group of gunmen late Saturday night in the Iraqi city of Karbala, some 62 miles southwest of Baghdad, the Daily Mail said. Al-Saedi commanded the Karbala Brigades, an Iranian militia unit that is part of the larger Shiite PMF umbrella.
Al-Saedi was the commander of Karbala Brigade.— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) January 11, 2020
There are additional reports that Al-Saedi was killed alongside two of his companions late Saturday night.
Additional reports are that Al-Saedi and two of his companions were killed during the shooting by “anonyous gunmen”— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) January 11, 2020
A picture of PMF leader Taleb Abbas Ali al-Saedi's government ID.
Reports are that he was shot dead. pic.twitter.com/5TCKNtG0iH— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) January 11, 2020