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Israel kills 2 IRGC military advisors in strike on Syria

Panah Taqizadeh (L) and Mohammad Ali Ataee Shoorcheh. Israel killed the two military advisors of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in an attack in Syria.

Israel has killed two military advisors of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in an attack in Syria.

In a statement on Saturday, the IRGC said two of its members, Mohammad Ali Ataee Shoorcheh and Panah Taqizadeh, were martyred by the Zionist regime while on an advisory mission.

It said the two IRGC officers were martyred against the backdrop of the relentless savagery of the “fake and child-killing” Israeli regime in Gaza.

Israel is committing widespread crimes in Gaza with an absolutely uncritical, flagrant support of the United States and a number of European governments, the IRGC statement read.

Iran maintains an advisory mission in Syria at the request of Damascus with the aim of helping the war-torn Arab country get rid of the foreign-backed militants who have been fighting the democratically-elected Syrian government since 2011.

In 2017, Iran’s advisory assistance helped Syria defeat the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US airstrike near the Baghdad International Airport in January 2020, played a key role in the disgraceful defeat of Daesh.

Israel waged its war on Gaza on October 7, after Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupied territories in response to the regime's decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians. Tel Aviv also blocked access to water, food, and electricity in Gaza.

On Saturday, the regime launched an intense bombardment campaign on various areas in the Gaza Strip. It was the second day of the regime’s strikes since the truce between Israel and Hamas collapsed.

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