A military plane carrying Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders crashed in in northwestern Iran on Monday.
According to Fars news agency, Brigadier General Ahmad Kazemi, the head of ground forces of IRGC died in the crash. Fars put the total number of people on board the plane at 15, of whom 13 were definitely killed.
Before being appointed commander of the IRGC Ground Forces in August 2005, Brigadier General Ahmad Kazemi was the commander of the IRGC Air Force. In that position, Kazemi was responsible for the production and development of Shihab missiles.