Gen. Hossein Hamedani, the most senior IRGC commmander in Syria, was killed in action during the latest offensive against the opposition. Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency said on Friday, “Gen. Hamedani was martyred last night in the northern outskirts of Aleppo.”
Opposition forces in Aleppo have come under heavy bombardment by Russian fighter jets and cruise missiles in recent days while government forces have begun a new offensive to retake the territory around the city lost to the opposition. Gen. Hamedani was probably leading the pro-Assad ground forces when he was killed in action.
Gen. Hamedani is one of the most senior Iranian military official killed in action in Syria. His loss is a major blow to the IRGC, the Quds Force and the pro-Syrian government coalition.
File photo: Gen. Hossein Hamedani, Commander of Iran’s Quds Force in Syria, KIA in Syria on 8 October 2015 (FNA)