An IRGC commander killed in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria ( North Press) – A commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed on Sunday by unidentified gunmen in a town east of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria.

Unknown gunmen shot the leader of the IRGC, Mansour al-Abbas, while he was leaving his house near al-Sukariya roundabout at the western entrance to the town of al-Bukamal, North Press reported a military source from the Iranian-backed Hashemiyoun faction.

The gunmen were wearing military uniforms of the government forces and fled after shooting al-Abbas, the source said on condition of anonymity.

Aftermath the incident, the IRGC brought huge military reinforcements to search for the militants.

Al-Abbas was in charge of the archive for the military points of the IRGC, according to the source. 

Large areas of Deir ez-Zor countryside, which have recently witnessed many security tensions, are run by the Iranian-backed factions and the government forces.

More than seven members of the Iranian-backed factions were killed and wounded two days ago by unidentified gunmen near the Kharata oil field, southwest of Deir ez-Zor.  

Iranian-backed factions and government forces have controlled large areas of Deir ez-Zor since the expulsion of ISIS militants in late 2017.

Reporting by Omar Abdurrahman