Israeli airstrike on Iran consulate in Syria kills IRGC commander, six others


Israeli warplanes have flattened an Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, killing six people including a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, IRGC, Reuters reports.

Saga Gist reports that Israel has repeatedly hit Iranian targets during the six-month war in Gaza.

A Lebanese security source told Reuters that one of the casualties was Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior commander in the IRGC.

The Iranian state television acknowledged that several Iranian diplomats had been killed.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency said five people were killed in the Israeli strike, while Syria’s SANA state news agency reported an unspecified number of deaths and injuries.

Israel, however, declined to comment on the incident, following its usual practice.

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

Israeli troops have ramped up airstrikes in Syria against Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia and Iran’s Guards since the Iranian-backed Palestinian group, Hamas, launched an attack on Israel on October 7.

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