Iran confirms general killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria

The logo of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Iran confirmed that a general in its Revolutionary Guards was killed in the Israeli airstrike in Syria on Sunday. 

In a statement published on the Revolutionary Guards website Sepahnews, Tehran confirmed that General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was killed in the airstrike. 

Allah-Dadi was “martyred while defending the shrines and innocent people of Syria,” the statement said.

“The commander was in Syria to provide advice to the nation to confront the Salafist-takfiri terrorists,” added the statement, referring to Sunni jihadist groups in Syria. 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that Israel’s reported attack was an “act of terror.”

“We condemn all actions of the Zionist regime as well as all acts of terror,” Zarif told Press TV.

According to reports, an Israeli Air Force helicopter strike on Sunday in the Quneitra region of Syria, near the border with Israel in the Golan Heights, reportedly killed six Hezbollah terrorists—including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of late Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, as well as several members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Hezbollah and Iranian forces were reportedly in the Quneitra region of the Syrian Golan Heights to assist the Syrian government in recapturing the area from the al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group al-Nusra Front, which seized the region late last summer.

Posted on January 19, 2015 .