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Senior Iran Revolutionary Guard officials killed in Syria strike blamed on Israel



Four senior members of Iran's security forces have been killed in a suspected air strike on the Syrian capital.


Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard blamed Israel for the attack, which it said killed four military advisers as well as a number of Syrian forces.

Israel has not commented. For years it has carried out strikes on Iranian-linked targets in Syria.


Such strikes have intensified since the Israel-Gaza war began following Hamas's 7 October attacks on Israel.


Senior figures among the Revolutionary Guard - a major military, political and economic force in Iran - have been present in Syria since the civil war began there in 2011, helping to support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad against widespread rebellion to his rule.


Saturday's attack is understood to have taken place in the Mazzeh neighbourhood, south-west Damascus, an area home to a military airport, as well as the UN headquarters in Damascus, embassies and restaurants.

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