Iran Vows Retaliation After Top Commanders Killed In Deadly Israeli Strike On Damascus Consulate

Iran Vows Retaliation After High Commanders Killed In Lethal Israeli Strike On Damascus Consulate

A devastating Israeli airstrike levelled the Iranian consulate constructing in Syrian capital Damascus, killing seven Iran officers, together with two high commanders of its elite Quds Pressure wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iran Vows Retaliation After Top Commanders Killed In Deadly Israeli Strike On Damascus Consulate
Smoke rises after what the Iranian media mentioned was an Israeli strike on a constructing near the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria April 1, 2024. REUTERS

Tehran has vowed a strong retaliatory response to the lethal Israeli airstrike on its consulate in Syrian capital Damascus which left seven Iranian officers, together with two high commanders of its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) useless.

In an official assertion, IRGC mentioned two of its senior commanders, Mohammed Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, had been killed within the deadly strike.

High Quds Pressure commanders killed in strike

Zahedi was a high commander within the Quds Pressure of the IRGC who was reportedly assembly with the leaders of Gaza-based militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad on the time of the Israeli airstrike, The Jerusalem Submit reported, citing Iranian state media.

Zahedi commanded the Quds Pressure’s Unit 18000 and was allegedly chargeable for “smuggling ammunition and precision weapons into Lebanon” The Jerusalem Submit claimed in its report.

Up to now, Zahedi had additionally commanded the IRGC’s Air Pressure and Imam Hussein Division.

The second IRGC commander, Haji Rahimi, described as a coordinator for the Quds Pressure, was additionally slain  within the assault on Iran’s consulate constructing in Damascus.

The opposite officers named within the assertion embrace Hossein Aman Elahi, Mehdi Jalalati, Mohsen Sedaghat, Ali Aghababaee, and Ali Salehi Roozbahani, CNN reported.

Iran vows ‘sturdy response’

The assault, which rocked the Syrian capital, has left Iran reeling and vowing a strong response. Iran has alleged that Israeli forces carried out the strike utilizing F-35 warplanes.

Hossein Akbari, the Iranian ambassador in Damascus, condemned the assault as a violation of worldwide legal guidelines and vowed that Iran would reply decisively.

“That is maybe the primary time that the Zionist regime permits itself to assault an official constructing of the Islamic Republic of Iran embassy, which had the flag of the Islamic Republic raised on high of it,” Akbari asserted.

Not a consulate, claims Israel

Responding to Iran’s allegations, Israel didn’t present a direct touch upon the Damascus strike, nonetheless, an Israeli army spokesperson, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari disputed Tehran’s description of the focused constructing.

Admiral Hagari claimed that the goal was not a consulate or embassy however quite a army construction of belonging to Iran’s Quds Pressure disguised as a civilian facility in Damascus.

In the meantime, amid heightened tensions between the 2 enemy nations, Iranian international ministry spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, affirmed that Iran reserves the precise to retaliate and can decide the character of its response to the aggression.

(With inputs from companies)


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