Israeli Air Strike Kills Iranian General, Hezbollah Leaders

In what Hezbollah is decrying as part of a “major aggression” against the group,  Israel launched another air strike in the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, killing a general in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and six members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group.   

International Business Times reports that IRGC general Mohammad Ali Allahdadi (also Dadi) was killed along with the others in a car near Syria’s Quneitra border crossing. Allahdadi had been reassigned to support the Shiite militants in Syria fighting for President Bashar al-Assad.

The Israeli strike also killed six members of Hezbollah, including commander Abu Issa and Imad Mughniyeh, the son of the group’s late military leader.

Iran has condemned the attack and “all acts of terror”:

It came just days after Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said frequent Israeli strikes in Syria were tantamount to a major aggression which called for a strong response.

The Hezbollah-run al-Manar news channel said the Israeli attack suggested “the enemy has gone crazy because of Hezbollah’s growing capabilities and it could lead to a costly adventure that will put the Middle East at stake”.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the attack “of the Zionist regime as well as all acts of terror”.

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