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Iran commander killed in strike at Iraq-Syria border, report says

Drone photo shows smoke billowing from Maarat Al-Numan district after hit by Assad Regime forces' airstrikes in Idlib, Syria on 11 January 2020. [İzzeddin İdilbi - Anadolu Agency]
Drone photo shows smoke billowing from Maarat Al-Numan district after hit by Assad Regime forces' airstrikes in Idlib, Syria on 11 January 2020. [İzzeddin İdilbi - Anadolu Agency]

An air strike has killed a top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border, Iraqi security and local militia officials said yesterday.

According to a report from Al-Arabiya News, which cited Iraqi intelligence sources, senior IRGC commander Muslim Shahdan was killed in a targeted drone strike on his car.

The incident came just one day after Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in Tehran in a killing that Iran has blamed on Israel.

Fakhrizadeh was killed by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of the capital Tehran on Friday.

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Most Iranian officials held Israel responsible for the killing, vowing a fierce response.

During Fakhrizadeh's funeral yesterday, Defence Minister Amir Hatami vowed that Tehran would not leave the killing unavenged.

A spokesman for the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee also said in a statement that Israeli fingerprints in the killing were clear.

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