Prominent IRGC commander assassinated in Damascus • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Prominent IRGC commander assassinated in Damascus

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that a prominent commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was assassinated yesterday evening, in Al-Sayedah Zaynab area, south of the capital Damascus.

According to very reliable SOHR sources the prominent commander known by his initials as F. D. led the military operations in Palmyra area during the battles with ISIS. He was also close to “Hassan Nasrallah” the Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah.

On February 24, Syrian Observatory activists reported that the Israeli bombardment at the previous night on positions south of Damascus, left six fatalities: two Palestinians in Islamic Jihad Movement and four Iranian-backed militiamen one of whom is Syrian. The identity of the other three militiamen is still unknown.

The Israeli strikes hit a position where the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Islamic Jihad Movement were located in the south of the capital Damascus, a few kilo meters away from Damascus international airport.

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