Senior Member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Killed in Syria

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

Fars news agency reported Saturday that a senior member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Farhad Dabirian, was killed in Syria on Friday without giving details of how he died.


The agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, described Dabirian as a “defender of Sayida Zainab shrine,” the holy Shi’ite Muslim site south of Damascus, and as a former commander of the Guards in Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organization that reports on the war, said a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ commander was assassinated in the Sayeda Zeinab area south of Damascus.


Two weeks ago, a member of the IRGC was killed by missile strikes in the Syrian province of Aleppo.


The Guards and Shiite proxy groups from other countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon are fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military in the nine-year-old civil war.

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