Iran says Israel will pay for Syria attack that killed 2 Revolutionary Guards By Reuters


© Reuters. A general view shows damage after Syria State Media reported an Israeli attack in Damascus, Syria, in this handout released by SANA on March 7, 2022. SANA / Handout via REUTERS


DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran said on Wednesday that an Israeli air strike in Syria that killed four people including two Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers would be avenged.

Syrian state media said the other two victims of Monday’s strike on Damascus were civilians, while the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights identified them as pro-Iran Syrian militiamen.

The Observatory said the two dead Iranians killed belonged to Iran’s elite Quds Force. Six militiamen were also wounded, it added.

Holding Israel accountable for such attacks “is one of the main goals of the resistance (forces) in the region,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

The Guards’ website, Sepah News, identified the two slain officers as colonels Ehsan Karbalaipour and Morteza Saeidnejad, adding that Israel would “pay for this crime.” Their funerals will be held on Wednesday, it said.

The Observatory said Monday’s was the seventh Israeli strike on Syria this year and that the target was a weapons and ammunition depot near Damascus airport.

Israel rarely comments on air strikes in Syria, of which it has carried out hundreds since the start of the civil war in 2011.

Iran has been Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s most supportive ally throughout the conflict. Backed by Russian air power, Syria’s army and thousands of Iran-backed militias have been fighting insurgents.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indices, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy / sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

Leave a Comment