Commander of Iran’s Quds Force has paid an unexpected visit to the family of a Kurdish Peshmerga commander who was martyred fighting ISIS.

Major General Qasem Soleimani paid a visit on Sunday to the family of Hossein Mansour, a Kurdish Peshmegra commander who was killed in an anti-ISIS operation in 2015 in Iraq.

Mansour was a senior Kurdish commander who played a very influential role in the battle against the terrorist group.

Ali Hossein Mansour, son of the martyred commander, shared a photo of himself and General Qasem Soleimani on his Facebook page on Sunday, saying that the commander had just paid a visit to his family.

He quoted Soleimani as saying, “Your father and I were old army comrades, and we were together in most of the battles around Mosul.

During the visit, Soleimani said expressed grief for the death of Hossein Mansour.

ISIS took control of Mosul in June 2014 and chose the city as its capital.

Prior to an operation to liberate Mosul, spokesman of the Iraqi popular forces Ahmad al-Assadi said Marjor General Qasem Soleimani would play a major role in the operation, stressing that his country is in dire need of Iranian military advisors.

He also said that the Iraqi nation is now able to kick the terrorists out of Iraq with the capabilities in their hands.