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Israel to face ‘decisive’ response over targeting IRGC advisors: Spokesman

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif attends a press conference on January 1, 2022. (File photo by Fars news agency)

The spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said the Israeli regime will be dealt with decisively for the killing of two advisors in an attack on the countryside of the Syrian capital Damascus.

“The Zionist enemy knows that it will not benefit from such crimes and will receive decisive responses,” Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said on Wednesday.

Sharif said the blood of the innocent martyrs will “bolster the morale” of the Muslim ummah.

A day earlier, the IRGC named the two martyrs as Colonel Ehsan Karbalayi-Poor and Colonel Morteza Saeed-Nezhad, saying they were killed in a missile attack by the Israeli regime on the outskirts of the Syrian capital on Monday.

“Undoubtedly, the Zionist regime will pay the price of this atrocity,” the IRGC’s statement read.

In a statement on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the occupying regime’s crime “will not go unpunished.”

Iran maintains an advisory mission in Syria at the request of the Arab country with the aim of helping it get rid of the foreign-backed militants who have been fighting the Syrian government since 2011. Back in 2017, Iran’s advisory assistance helped Syria defeat the Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group.

Israel, however, has been a key supporter of the terrorist groups and has targeted the positions of Iran’s military advisors as well as those of the Syrian army and resistance groups that have been fighting the terrorists.

In his Wednesday remarks, Sharif also pointed to the successful launch of the IRGC’s homegrown satellite Nour-2 into orbit, saying experience shows that the elite forces are vilified by ill-wishers whenever they act powerfully and defend the interests of the Iranian nation and the Islamic Revolution.

Irrespective of the enemy’s psychological warfare, the IRGC “will continue its ideal movement with more strength and determination and will keep the enemies in isolation as a result of humiliation and despair,” the IRGC spokesman added.

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