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IRGC advisor, 2 Hezbollah members assassinated in Israeli aggression on Syria

The file photo shows IRGC military advisor, Reza Zarei, who was killed in an Israeli attack in Syria on March 1, 2024.

A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy serving as a military advisor has been killed in an Israeli strike on Syria.

In a statement on Friday, the IRGC Navy said its member -- Reza Zarei -- was assassinated along with two members of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement on Friday.

They were killed in an Israeli attack on Syria's northwestern Baniyas port earlier in the day, it added.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of resistance fighters, who have played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.

Iran maintains an advisory mission in Syria at the request of Damascus to help the war-torn Arab country defeat the foreign-backed militants who have been fighting the democratically-elected Syrian government since 2011.

Back in January, five IRGC military advisors along with several Syrian forces were assassinated in an Israeli strike in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The attack targeted a three-story residential building in the city’s Mezza neighborhood which houses several diplomatic missions.

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