An Israeli attack killed revolutionary guards in Syria, says Iran
Two Iranian Revolutionary Guards members were killed, who were serving as military advisers in Syria. it was reported that they were killed in an Israeli attack, according to Iranian state media on Saturday. This marks the first documented Iranian casualties in the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The Revolutionary Guards stated without providing specific details about the attack.
Syria confirmed earlier that its air defense successfully thwarted an Israeli rocket attack near Damascus on Saturday. Syrian state media reported that the air defense intercepted and downed most missiles. The Syrian state news agency cited a military source, stating, “The Israeli enemy conducted an aerial aggression from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting specific locations near the city of Damascus.”
Attacks not new
A few weeks ago, U.S. airstrikes that killed eight members of Iran-aligned Kataib Hezbollah were criticized by the Iraqi government. The government said that the U.S. strikes were a violation of sovereignty. And an effort to disrupt a stable internal security situation, adding that attacks by armed groups violated the country’s interests.
According to the statement, the strikes were a violation of the advisory role of international forces in Iraq to fight the remnants of the Islamic State militant group . A coalition that several factions of Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim ruling coalition say they want to depose.
Since the start of the Gaza war, where more than 15000 Palestinians have been killed. The circumstances in the Middle East are not looking so promising. Both in Syria and Iraq, the militant groups have intensified their activities. The sole claim from these groups is to prevent Israel from its actions in Gaza.
The U.S. has 900 troops in Syria and 2,500 in Iraq on a mission to advise and assist local forces against the Islamic State, which seized large areas of both countries before being defeated in 2014.