An Iranian general killed in an Israeli airstrike last Sunday in Syria may have died because he did not turn off his cellphone. The Lebanese newspaper Al-Joumhouria reported today that a Hezbollah investigation into the strike found that IRGC Gen. Mohammad Allahdadi kept his cellphone on in a sensitive area targeted by Israeli intelligence. 11 people, including Allahdadi and senior Hezbollah commanders, Jihad Mughniyeh and Mohammas Issa, and their entourage were killed in the strike.
At the time of the attack, Gen. Allahdad and Hezbollah commanders were in the Quneitra area on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights at outposts housing a joint Iranian-Hezbollah “operations room” built recently as a command post to counter the Syrian rebel forces in the area, the paper said.
Photo credit: Lebanese TV screenshot of the convoy hit by the Israeli airstrike.