Second Iranian Revolutionary Guard adviser dies after Israeli attack in Syria – Middle East Monitor
A military adviser to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps died of his injuries following an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday. Reuters reports.
Israel has carried out attacks for years against Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that began in 2011.
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Iran says its officials attend in an advisory role in Syria at the invitation of Damascus. Thousands of members of the Revolutionary Guards including senior officers were killed in Syria during the war.
“Meqdad Mehghani was injured during a Zionist attack at dawn on Friday and was martyred,” Mehr News said.
Friday’s air strike, Israel’s sixth attack in Syria in March according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killed a military adviser and another Revolutionary Guards officer, Milad Haydari.
The Revolutionary Guards vowed to respond to the Israeli attack on Friday.
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