Israel Bombs Iran Embassy In Syria, Reportedly Killing Three Top Commanders

Emergency services work at a building hit by an air strike in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 1, 2024. An Israeli airstrike that demolished Iran’s consulate in Damascus Monday killed two Iranian generals and five officers, Syrian and Iranian officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)

Emergency workers scaled rubble inside Iran’s embassy compound in Syria on Monday after a suspected bombing by Israeli warplanes.

Tehran said the strike killed seven military advisers, including three senior commanders.

The target, according to Iranian state media, was top Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

He had been a senior commander in Iran’s elite Quds Force – the corps’ overseas arm – according to the Guards.

Iran’s Ambassador to Syria Hossein Akbari said Tehran’s response would be “harsh.”

Syria’s foreign minister condemned the attack. Its state media cited a military source saying Israel launched the attack from the occupied Golan Heights and that its air defense system shot down some of the missiles.

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