Iran Revolutionary Guards say Israeli attack killed two members in Syria

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Saturday accused Israel of killing two of its members in Syria where they had been on an advisory mission.

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“Mohammed Ali Ataei Shoorcheh and Panah Taghizadeh... were martyred by the Zionist usurper enemy while conducting an advisory mission in the Syrian Islamic resistance front,” the Guards’ Sepah News website said, without providing further details.

Israel has launched hundreds of airstrikes on its northern neighbor since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, primarily targeting Iran-backed forces and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, as well as Syrian army positions.

But it has intensified attacks since its war with Hamas began in October. Hamas last year said it had restored relations with Syria’s government.

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