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Iran denies Israel killed 2 of its soldiers in Syria

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in Tehran, Iran on 5 October 2020 [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency]
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in Tehran, Iran on 5 October 2020 [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency]

The Iranian Foreign Ministry yesterday denied media reports claiming that two Iranian fighters from the Quds Force were killed during the recent Israeli raid on Syria, Iranian Al-Alam TV channel reported.

"We do not confirm the killing of Quds Force fighters in the Israeli raid on Syria," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said during a press conference.

The Iranian official also warned Israel saying: "The Zionist regime is well aware that the era of hit and run is over and therefore they are very cautious."

He denied Israel's claim that Tehran is establishing a permanent military presence in Syria, saying: "Iran's presence in Syria is advisory and naturally if anyone disrupts this advisory presence, our response will be a crushing one."

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