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Israel kills key Iranian commander in Syria airstrike

On Tuesday night, Israel struck the Mezze area of ​​Damascus, where the rear building of the Iranian consulate was located. The attack killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, commander of the elite Quds Force in Lebanon and Syria, a Lebanese security source told Reuters. The press service of the IRGC confirmed the death of two generals and five officers. Iranian state television said the death toll was at least five, while other sources reported eight victims.

The Syrian news agency SANA reports that the strike destroyed the consulate building where people were present at the time of the attack. According to Reuters reporters, the consulate building was completely destroyed at the scene. The Israeli side refused to comment on this event.

A representative of the UN Secretary General expressed concern over the strike, emphasizing condemnation of attacks on any country or violation of sovereignty. The Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attack, declaring attacks on diplomatic facilities unacceptable and calling on Israel to stop its aggressive actions in the region.

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