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IRGCs’ colonel killed in strike in Syria

IRGCs’ colonel killed in strike in Syria
posted onMarch 2, 2024

A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards navy in Syria was killed in a suspected Israeli strike on Friday, Iran's official news agency IRNA confirmed. 

Local reports said Reza Zarei was killed along with two militias from Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group.

Zarei was killed in a strike on a building used by Iranian forces in Syria’s coastal region of Tartous, a senior security source from the alliance supporting Syria’s government told Reuters.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have scaled back deployment of their senior officers in Syria due to a spate of deadly Israeli strikes and were relying more on allied Shiite militia to preserve their sway there, Reuters reported in February.