Iran announced the top general of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Hamedani was killed by the Islamic State in Syria Friday.
As Reported By The Washington Examiner:
The general and some of his bodyguards were killed near an Aleppo military airport, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The news comes amid the Islamic State’s Friday victories in northwestern Syria. After Russian bombing, the jihadis captured six villages near Aleppo, according to reports.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani praised Hamedani as a “martyr” and said his death was a “big loss.” The general led during the Iran-Iraq war and cracked down on protesters of the disputed elections in 2009.
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