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Instagram Shutters Accounts of Ayatollah, IRGC Commanders

Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram announced on Tuesday it blocked the accounts of numerous Iranian officials, including commanders in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in compliance with U.S. sanctions.

A pro-government Iranian female demonstrator, makes her way as she holds a poster showing pictures of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the conclusion of an annual demonstration in front of the former US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, …

Instagram Suspends Iranian General’s Account After Fallujah Posts

The photo-based social media application Instagram appeared to shut down an account tied to Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani on Wednesday, hours after the account posted photos of the general in Fallujah, Iraq. The account is once again functional, after Iranian state media published a tirade condemning Instagram for allowing Sunni terrorists to use its site.

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Iran Goes Deep with Ground Troops in Syria

While the government of Iran is officially denying it has deployed ground troops in Syria, Iranian media is reporting that more than one dozen Islamic Revolution Guard Corps officers have died there in the past three years.

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Iranian General Soleimani Promotes US-ISIS Alliance Conspiracy Theory

A well-heard narrative appeared Monday that high-ranking Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani took shots at President Obama and U.S. foreign policy, with outlets such as Reuters and the Associated Press (AP) featuring his comments as a blistering rebuke of the United States’s presence in the Middle East. Unlike the selective comments indicated, Soleimani was not condemning a lack of effort against ISIS on America’s part, but implying that President Obama was intentionally aiding the terrorist group.

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Iranian Special Forces Commander: ‘Obama Has Not Done a Damn Thing’ to Fight ISIS

Iranian elite paramilitary force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani accused the United States of having “no will” to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and blasted President Barack Obama as not having “done a damn thing” to quell the terrorist insurgency. The remarks follow news that Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah is planning to increase its presence in Iraq to combat ISIS.

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Top Iranian Commander Boasts of Dominating Jordan

In a youth conference in Tehran, Iran’s top military commanders assured the crowd that Jordan would soon be controlled by the mullahs, as they have already spread their malevolent influence into Iraq and Lebanon with terrorist forces, Haaretz reports.

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