Hezbollah fighters attend a funeral procession of an operative killed in an airstrike attributed to Israel

Report: Hezbollah commander, IRGC senior official killed in Israeli strikes

Lebanese terror group confirms death of operative, but does not specify circumstances; Iran yet to comment on killing of Iranian official, with Al-Arabiya reporting he died in one of several attacks in Syria this week

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Updated: 07.25.21, 13:00
Israeli strikes in Syria reportedly killed a Hezbollah military commander and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) senior official.
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  • The Kan public broadcaster reported that Hezbollah military commander Imad al-Amin was killed in western Syria.
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    Hezbollah fighters attend the funeral procession of their comrade Mohammed Tahhan who was shot dead on Friday by Israeli forces along the Lebanon-Israel border, in the southern village of Adloun, Lebanon
    Hezbollah fighters attend the funeral procession of their comrade Mohammed Tahhan who was shot dead on Friday by Israeli forces along the Lebanon-Israel border, in the southern village of Adloun, Lebanon
    Hezbollah fighters attend a funeral procession of an operative killed in an airstrike attributed to Israel
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    The Lebanese terror group confirmed on Telegram that al-Amin was killed "while fulfilling his duties" but did not specify when or how.
    Saudi outlet Al-Arabiya also reported that a senior official in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Sayed Ahmed Qurayshi, was killed under unknown circumstances in Syria this week. There has been no official confirmation from Iran.
    A report on Saturday said that Russia intends to curtail Israel's military operations in Syria by supplying the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with stronger air defenses.
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    בשאר אל אסד סוריה שיחה עם ולדימיר פוטין נובמבר 2020
    בשאר אל אסד סוריה שיחה עם ולדימיר פוטין נובמבר 2020
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in 2020
    (Photo: AP)
    Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, Israel has routinely carried out raids in Syria, mostly targeting government positions and allied Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah forces and weapons convoys.
    Israel rarely confirms strikes in Syria, however, the IDF has said it hit about 50 targets in the war-ravaged country last year, without providing details.
    Israel has said it is trying to prevent its arch-foe Iran from gaining a permanent military foothold on its doorstep.


    First published: 12:56, 07.25.21
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