The Graphic Truth: Iran's regional reach
January 07, 2020
Qassim Suleimani, the recently slain Iranian general, was named head of Iran's elite, paramilitary Quds Force in the late 1990s. Suleimani then became widely known for expanding his country's regional influence by bolstering (mainly) Shiite proxy forces around the Middle East to counter US, Saudi, and Israeli influence. Here's a look at militias and proxies in the region that are now broadly aligned with Iran.