Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has confirmed that a high-ranking general of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was killed in Syria as a result of an Israeli helicopter strike, the country's Fars news agency reported Jan. 19.
The IRGC Public Relations Department said in a statement that Allahdadi was in Syria for military advice to the Syrian government in fights against the terrorists. The commander presented decisive advice to stop and neutralize crimes committed by terrorist groups that are linked to Israel, the statement said.
The statement reads that Allahdadi and a number of fighters of Hezbollah were attacked by Israel's helicopter during a visit to the province of Quneitra in Syria.
The strike took place on Jan. 18 in the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire line separating the Israeli and Syrian sectors. Five Hezbollah fighters including the son of the group's slain military commander, Imad Mughniyeh were also killed in the attack.
The attack, targeting two vehicles traveling in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights, came days after Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said Israeli strikes in Syria constituted serious aggression and that Syria and its allies had a right to respond.
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