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Hezbollah founder dies of coronavirus in Iran

Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour died in northern Tehran at the age of 75, local media reported.
Twitter photo of Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour.

Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a former interior minister and Iranian cleric who is credited with helping found Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, died of coronavirus Monday at the age of 75, Iranian media reported.

Mohtashamipour, who spent the past decade living in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, died at a hospital in northern Tehran, the state-run IRNA outlet reported.

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