(December 1, 2020 / JNS) A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in an airstrike at the Iraq-Syria border, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday, Reuters reported.
According to the report, the identity of the IRGC commander, who was killed in a vehicle with three other men, had not been confirmed.
But two Iraqi officials claimed that the vehicle had been transporting weapons across the border and was hit in the airstrike after it entered Syria. The officials said that Iran-backed Iraqi militias helped retrieve the bodies.
The incident comes on the heels of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh near Tehran. Fakhrizadeh’s funeral was held on Monday in Mashhad, Iran.
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