A top Iranian commander was killed in an Israeli airstrike. He died in the operation of the Israeli forces in Zeinabiya district on the outskirts of Damascus, the capital of Syria, on Monday. Qatar-based media Al Jazeera reported that the name of the killed commander is Said Razi Mousavi. He is said to have been a senior adviser to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Al Jazeera report also stated that Commander Saeed Razi Mousavi was known to be one of the closest associates of General Qasem Soleimani, the former commander of Quds Force, another elite force of Iran. Qassem Soleimani was killed in Iraq by an American drone strike in 2020.
Iran’s official news agency IRNA confirmed the death of Said Razi Mousavi, who served as Iran’s top commander in Syria. He was responsible for coordinating the military alliance between Syria and Iran.
Yesterday, Iran’s state television canceled regular news broadcasts and aired the news of Saeed Razi’s death. According to reports, he was the most experienced adviser to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
However, the Israeli army has not yet made any statement regarding the death of this top Iranian leader.
Iran has sided with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since 2011 to support his government and help fight the Syrian civil war. On the other hand, Israel often conducts airstrikes to oust Bashar from power.