Iranian Video Game Glorifies Quds Force Commander Soleimani, Unveiled In Tehran Ceremony To Mark Second Anniversary Of His Death

January 5, 2022

A new video game was released on January 2, 2022[1] titled "Commander of the Resistance: Amerli Battle," to mark the second anniversary of the death of Iran's IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, Killed in a January 3, 2020 U.S. airstrike. The game is said to depict Soleimani's significant role in Iraq's victory over the Islamic State (ISIS) in the 2014 Battle of Amerli.

The game, unveiled in a special ceremony in Tehran, was produced by Mondian Media, a satellite of Iran's Basij Cyberspace Organization, with a contribution from the Islamic Revolution Center for Digital Products and Publication.[2]

Moslem Moein, the director of the Basij Cyberspace Organization, noted during the ceremony that "specialized production of computer games is in line with [Iran's] policy to use the greatest potentials of cyberspace" and that the game promotes a "defensive strategy," that reflects "the Islamic Revolution's general strategy." He added: "The hit-and-run tactics era in cyberspace has ended, and we will never allow anyone to threaten the identity of Iranian families."

Source: Tehran Times

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