Abdullah Eskandari, an IRGC Brigadier General, was killed in Syria on Saturday. Circumstances of his death are not clear, but an armed Syrian opposition group reportedly captured and later killed Eskandari. A website close to the Syrian opposition has published a photo of decapitated head of the late General Eskandari.
Eskandari was former director of Bonyad Shahid (Martyr Foundation) in Fars province, and former commander of Kerman division of IRGC Ground Force. At the time of his capture, he was posted in Damascus. Earlier this month, Eskandari was quoted in the Iranian press as saying that IRGC had many brigades fighting in Syria.
Since the involvement of the Quds Force and IRGC Ground Forces in the Syrian conflict, funeral and memorial services for some 60 fallen IRGC officers, including some general officers, have been reported by Iranian press.
The Syrian opposition has lately been reporting a growing presence of QF and IRGC-GF in the country, as trainers and combatants supporting the operations of the Syrian Army, the Hezbollah and other militant Shia groups against the opposition, including armed Sunni militants.
Photo: IRGC Brig. Gen. Abdullah Eskandari, reportedly captured and killed by Syrian militants. The undated photo was published in websites close to the Syrian opposition.