IRGC commander killed in UAV strike in Iraq

One of the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) commanders, Muslim Shahdan, was killed when a drone hit a car in Western Iraq on the border with Syria, al-Arabiya TV channel reported citing Iraqi sources.

According to the TV channel, the attack on the car that Shahdan was in was carried out before the night after the vehicle passed through the al-Qaim checkpoint. It is reported that in addition to Shahdan, three people who accompanied Him were killed.

However, sources of the Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen deny reports of the murder of the IRGC commander.

Recall that on November 27 in Tehran, an attempt was made on the Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who headed the research center under the Ministry of defense of the country. He died in hospital from his injuries. Iran has promised to avenge the scientist’s murder. Tehran has claimed involvement in the murder of a nuclear physicist in the United States and Israel.

American media said that the scientist was probably killed by Mossad, as Israel wants to prevent Joseph Biden from establishing a dialogue with Iran. Former CIA chief John Brennan condemned the killing of an Iranian physicist, while former national security adviser John Bolton called Fakhrizadeh’s murder a “pre-emptive strike” that is “fully justified.” Also, the media reported that weapons of Israeli origin were used to kill the Iranian nuclear physicist.

Moscow said it strongly condemns the killing of Fakhrizadeh, which is aimed at destabilizing the situation and fueling conflict potential in Iran.

We also add that on January 3, in Iraq, as a result of an American special operation, the commander of the special unit of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps “al-Quds,” General Qasem Suleimani, was killed. US President Donald Trump gave the order for the missile strike. In response, Iran attacked a US airbase in Western Iraq and a US military facility in Iraqi Kurdistan. The IRGC threatened that Iranian forces could “burn down all US bases” in the region.

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