Iranian leader, Farhad murdered close to Damascus

Illustrative: Iranian mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Hamedani during his funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, October 11, 2015.

An Iranian commander has been shot dead south of the Syrian capital, a war monitor reported Saturday.
Farhad Dabirian was killed on Friday in the Sayyida Zeinab neighbourhood outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, identifying him as a commander in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Iran’s Fars news agency said that Dabirian had been “martyred”, without specifying his rank or whether he was a member of the IRGC.

It said he was tasked with guarding a Shiite shrine south of the Syrian capital.
Iran has deployed personnel from the IRGC in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad.
Both Fars and the Observatory said Dabirian had participated in battles against the Islamic State group in the desert town of Palmyra.
Syrian troops backed by Russian jets took back the ancient town in 2017.
The Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria, called the death an “assassination” but did not suggest who was responsible.
The Guards hold sway over myriad militia groups whose ranks include fighters from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon.
The head of the IRGC’s foreign operations arm, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in a US drone strike on Baghdad airport at the beginning of the year.

Illustrative: Iranian grievers convey the banner hung box of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Hamedani during his memorial service function in Tehran, Iran, October 11, 2015.

An Iranian officer has been shot dead south of the Syrian capital, a war screen announced Saturday.

Farhad Dabirian was killed on Friday in the Sayyida Zeinab neighbourhood outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated, recognising him as an administrator in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Iran’s Fars news office said that Dabirian had been “martyred”, without indicating his position or whether he was an individual from the IRGC.

It said he was entrusted with guarding a Shiite altar south of the Syrian capital.

Iran has conveyed work force from the IRGC in Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad.

The two Fars and the Observatory said Dabirian had taken an interest in fights against the Islamic State bunch in the desert town of Palmyra.

Syrian soldiers sponsored by Russian planes reclaimed the antiquated town in 2017.

The Britain-based Observatory, which depends on a system of sources inside Syria, considered the passing a “death” however didn’t propose who was capable.

The Guards hold influence over heap state army bunches whose positions incorporate contenders from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon.

The leader of the IRGC’s outside activities arm, Qasem Soleimani, was slaughtered in a US ramble strike on Baghdad air terminal towards the start of the year.

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