Caucasus

Ali Hassan Salami

Ali Hassan Salami is a veteran operative in Quds Force's Caucasus corps, which is also responsible for Turkish affairs, and has served in various positions. Salami was Quds Force representative in Turkey between 2011-2014, where he worked under diplomatic cover of an attache at Iran's embassy in Ankara. During this period, Salami was involved in directing terror activity in Turkey, including members of the Tawhid Salam organization.

Quds Force - Foreign cells

Over the past few years, Iran's Quds Force has been setting up infrastructures abroad and cells worldwide that include Sunni assets.

The establishment of these capabilities and cells includes: recruiting foreign assets, training, handling the assets under business or religious cover over an extended time period, conducting missions in arenas to which the cells have access.

Ghafoor Kargari

Ghafoor Kargari is head of the Caucasus corps in Quds Force. Kargari was born in 1962 and is from the city of Ardabil.