Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Public Relations Department announced on Sunday that Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi was killed in Samarra.
The report added that he was on an advisory mission there.
The statement further noted that Taghavi was killed while acting to his mission in cooperation with the Iraqi army and popular mobilization to counter the ISIL terrorists in the vicinity of the shrine of the eleventh Shia Imam Hasan al-Askari.
Taqavi used to act as a military commander during the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran.
Sources have announced that a funeral procession will be held for the martyr at 9:00 a.m. local time on Monday in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
It is further explained that body will be transferred to and buried in Ahvaz, his hometown, in southwestern Iran on Tuesday.
Tehran has repeatedly pointed out that it will not mediate with military affairs in Iraq or Syria, but rather would continue to provide support to the two countries against ISIL in the form of defense consultation and humanitarian aid.