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Tragic Loss: Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi Killed in Attack on Iranian Embassy Consulate in Damascus

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Impact of the slain Iranian brigadier general in Syria

In the Syrian capital of Damascus, a high-ranking Iranian military official, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, tragically lost his life in an attack. He was known as the mastermind behind commanding three crucial fronts for Tehran, including Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. The attack on the consulate of the Iranian embassy in Damascus resulted in the loss of several key commanders, including Zahedi, in what is believed to have been a missile strike launched by an Israeli F-35 fighter jet.

Zahedi was 64 years old and a prominent figure within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). He played a significant role in overseeing IRGC activities in Lebanon and Syria. Zahedi was described as a military advisor in Syria but his influence extended far beyond that role. He led all activities of the Quds task force, an elite unit of the IRGC, on the three fronts of Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. His leadership and strategic thinking were highly regarded.

At the time of the attack, Zahedi was in a meeting with other high-ranking officials, including representatives from Palestinian armed groups. The attack on the consulate building resulted in his untimely death along with several others. Iranian Ambassador to Syria accused Israel of carrying out the attack using advanced stealth fighters.

Zahedi’s career with IRGC dates back to 1980 shortly after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He served various leadership roles within IRGC including commanding Lebanese Corps under Quds force. He played a crucial role supporting Hezbollah and providing military training to Lebanese armed forces. Zahedi’s expertise and influence made him a key figure for IRGC operations in Lebanon and Syria following General Qassem Soleimani’s death he inherited his role as a key commander overseeing IRGC activities in those regions.

Israeli intelligence assessed Zahedi as vital link between Assad regime

By Samantha Nguyen

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