Mohammad Ali Allahdadi

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Mohammad-Ali Allahdadi
محمدعلی الله‌دادی
Birth nameMohammad-Ali Allahdadi
Pariz, Kerman Province, Iran
Died(2015-01-18)January 18, 2015 (aged 52)
al-Amal Farms, Quneitra District, Syria
AllegianceIran Iran
Years of service1980–2015[1]
Rank2nd Brigadier General[1]
Commands held[1]
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War:[1]

Balochistan conflict

Syrian civil war

Mohammad-Ali Allahdadi (Persian: محمدعلی الله‌دادی‎; c.1963 – January 18, 2015) was a Brigadier General in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a military officer in the Quds Force.[1]

A veteran of Iran–Iraq War, he was killed in January 2015 Mazraat Amal incident.[1]

Military career[edit]

Iran–Iraq War[edit]

Still a teenager, Allahdadi joined Irregular Warfare Headquarters, an irregular warfare unit under command of Mostafa Chamran, as a guerrilla. After fighting in Operation Tariq al-Qods, he moved to Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps's 41st Sarallah Division of Kerman as Lieutenant Colonel, under Qasem Soleimani. During the war, he was promoted to Colonel.[1]

Balochistan conflict[edit]

He was involved in Balochistan conflict.[1]

Syrian civil war[edit]

In circa 2012, he was asked by previous Major General Qasem Soleimani to serve in Syrian Civil War.[1] Allahdadi had traveled to Syria to "provide consultation"[2] and was an adviser to the Syrian army.[3] He was killed in January 2015 Mazraat Amal incident, alongside six Hezbollah Fighters.[4] Following his death, the Revolutionary Guard released a statement saying "Zionists should await devastating thunder of the IRGC"[5] and Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a "warning letter" to Israel via United States.[6]

A senior Israeli security source told Reuters "Israeli forces believed they were attacking only low-ranking Hezbollah members". Officially, Israel has not commented on the attack.[7]

Ten days after his death, Hezbollah launched an attack on an Israeli military convoy in the Shebaa Farms area.


2015 Southern Syria offensive was code-named "Allahdadi for Quneitra Martyrs".[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "سردار محمد علی الله دادی که بود؟" (in Persian). 28 January 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Freedom of Quds is close: IRGC chief". Tehran Times. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Report: Iranian general killed in Syria strike died because 'he kept his phone on'". Haaretz. 24 January 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Iran general died in 'Israeli strike' in Syrian Golan". BBC World Service. 29 January 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "IRGC commander: Zionists should await 'destructive thunder'". Mehr News Agency. 20 January 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Iran sends 'warning to Israel via US officials'". Al Jazeera. 28 January 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Iran says Israel crossed 'red lines', vows to respond: IRNA". Reuters. 27 January 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Syrian army tears through the south to sweep Iran and Hizballah up to Israel's Golan doorstep". Debkafile. February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015.