IRGC confirms martyrdom of top officer in Israeli airstrike in Syria


The martyred senior officer was in Syria “as a military advisor to help the Syrian government and nation in the fight against Takfiri-Salafi terrorists”.

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) confirmed that one of its top officers, Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, was among those killed in an Israeli airstrike on Syria’s southwestern region of Quneitra on Sunday.

The IRGC Public Relations Department announced in a statement on Monday that General Allahdadi was visiting the Quneitra region along with a number of Hezbollah members when an Israeli military helicopter opened fire on them.

The martyred officer had travelled to Syria “as a military advisor to help the Syrian government and nation in the fight against Takfiri-Salafi terrorists”, the IRGC statement underlined.

According to the IRGC, General Allahdadi provided decisive consultations to thwart the criminal acts and foil the ongoing sedition in Syria, adding that the plot in Syria is a terrorist move backed by the Zionist regime of Israel.

A military helicopter gunship operated by the Israeli army fired two missiles into Amal Farms in the strategic Quneitra region, situated some 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the capital, Damascus, on Sunday. Two remote-controlled reconnaissance drones buzzed overhead as the airborne assault took place.

Six Hezbollah fighters, including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah’s martyred top military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, were killed in the attack.

The IRGC statement further said Israel’s violation of the Syrian airspace once again demonstrated that the ISIL terrorists and Takfiri militants are acting against the Islamic Ummah (community) “within the framework of the policies and plans of the hegemonic system and Zionism and in coordination with leaders of the White House and the Quds occupying regime (Israel).”

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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