Iran Says Two Revolutionary Guards Officers Killed In Israel Strike In Syria

The government of Iran on Tuesday confirmed that two officers of Revolutionary Guards were killed in a strike carried out by the Israeli forces on the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, vowing revenge.

“Guard colonels Ehsan Karbalaipour and Morteza Saidnejad were martyred – a crime committed by the Zionist regime during a rocket attack in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, yesterday (Monday) morning,” Sepah News, the Guards’ website said a statement.  “Israel will pay for this crime”, the statement warned.

This comes as Syria’s state media on Monday said that an Israeli missile attack has killed two civilians and left material damage on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus.

“At about 05:00 a.m. on Monday, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial act of aggression from the direction of southern Beirut, targeting with missiles some sites in Damascus vicinity,” SANA said, citing a military source, without providing further details.

Iran has been engaged in financial and military support to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime since the eruption of civil war in Syria in 2011.

However, Israeli military says it’s necessary to prevent Iran from gaining a foothold on its doorstep and has carried out hundreds of strikes inside Syria since 2011, targeting government positions and Iranian-backed militants.   

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