Seven IRGC members killed in Israeli attack on Iran Embassy's consular section in Syria-UPDATED-1

Mohammad Reza Zahedi,  senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps

© APA | Mohammad Reza Zahedi, senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps

# 01 April 2024 23:02 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps has confirmed death of seven members in the attack of Israel on Iranian Consulate in Syria, according to a statement by Public Relations Department of the IRGC, APA reports.

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A commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Syria and Lebanon has been killed in an Israeli attack on the Consular Section of the Iranian Embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus, APA reports citing SANA.

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and his deputy, Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, were killed in the Israeli attack on Monday.

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Israeli warplanes struck the Iranian consulate in Damascus on Monday, and a Lebanese security source told Reuters a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, Mohammad Reza Zahedi, had been killed in the attack, APA reports.

Reuters reporters at the scene in the Mezzeh district of the Syrian capital saw smoke rising from rubble of a building that had been flattened, and emergency vehicles parked outside.

An Israeli military spokesperson said: "We do not comment on reports in the foreign media."

Syrian state television confirmed the consulate building had been attacked. Earlier, Iranian media reported that a building close to the embassy had been hit, and Iran's student news agency reported that the target was the consulate and ambassador's residence.

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