File - Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem.(The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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At the same time, Hezbollah is closely following the political, security and field developments in Iraq, and is conducting intensive meetings involving the military leadership in the party with military officials from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut – the results of which are relayed to Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force of the IRGC.A group of military experts from Hezbollah and the IRGC traveled recently to Iraq to follow the security situation on the ground there, as well as to consult with representatives from the Iraqi government and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on ways to limit the power of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, The Daily Star has learned.
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