2 IRGC members killed in Israeli missile attack in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced on Saturday that two of its militants were killed in the Syrian capital Damascus by an Israeli missile attack.

Earlier on Saturday, Israel lauched missiles towards positions in the town of Sayyida Zainab, south of the city of Damascus, from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

A military source was quoted by state-run SANA news agency as saying that “the army air defenses repelled the aggression and downed most of the missiles, saying that the aggression led to some material damages.”

The IRGC said in a statement that the two militants, Muhammad Ali Ataei and Banah Taka Zadah, were killed in an Israeli bombardment in Syria.

On Nov. 26, Israeli airstrikes targeted the Mezzeh military airport and Damascus International Airport. An exclusive source said at the time that an Iranian transport plane was en route to the Mezzeh airport when the attack took place.

The IRGC statement added that the two members were in Syria for consultation tasks, but did not provide specific details regarding the date and location of their deaths.

By Ahmad Othman