Mohammad Ali Haqbin, a commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds in the northern province of Gilan died on Tuesday.
Iranian state media announced that Hagbin died of coronavirus, but confidential information received by Avatoday shows that he was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Damascus.
Haghbin played a significant role in suppressing Syria’s uprising and killing of thousands of civilians by the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Mohammad Hejazi, the deputy commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force also died two days earlier on Sunday.
Two sources inside IRGC told Avatoday that Hejazi’s death was defined as suspicious among his circle as they knew he was being monitored by the regime for the last 10 days.
According to one of the sources, “IRGC was suspicious of several of its members who were close to Hejazi and accused them of playing a role in last week's explosion in Natanz nuclear site.”