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Amid Israeli accusations, IRGC says it has replaced intelligence chief

Hossein Taeb, former head of the intelligence apparatus of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), looks on during a meeting in Tehran on June 24, 2018. (Hamed Malekpour/Tasnim News/AFP)
Hossein Taeb, former head of the intelligence apparatus of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), looks on during a meeting in Tehran on June 24, 2018. (Hamed Malekpour/Tasnim News/AFP)

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps replaced its intelligence chief Hossein Taeb, who had held the position for more than 12 years, the Guards say in a statement.

“The Guards’ chief Major General Hossein Salami appointed General Mohammad Kazemi as the new head of the IRGC Intelligence Organization,” Guards spokesman Ramezan Sharif says in the statement.

The move comes days after Israeli media reports identified Taeb as being allegedly responsible for a series of foiled attacks against Israeli targets in Turkey.

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