Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Iran: Israel killed top IRGC missile expert in Syria, vows revenge

A top Iranian military officer and missile expert was killed by a roadside bombing near Damascus, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp said on Wednesday morning.

The IRGC claimed that Israel was behind the explosion, saying that it will respond to the attack. The statement said the “criminal and fake” Zionist regime would suffer a response for the "atrocity".

The officer was identified as Colonel Davoud Jafari who had served as an adviser of the IRGC Aerospace Force in Syria, according to the Tasnim News Agency. 

REAAccording to Tasnim, Jafari was among one of the IRGC officials responsible for the seizure of two US Navy command boats carrying 10 US personnel in the Persian Gulf in January 2016.

In the incident, photos were taken of the US personnel kneeling with their hands behind their heads. After the incident, Jafari and other IRGC officials met with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to receive a medal for the seizure. READ MORE