An officer of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) named Abolfazl Sarlak was killed in Syria late on May 12, according the Fars News Agency.
The news agency said the officer, who was a military advisor, lost his life on the Khanaser-Ithriyah highway in southern Aleppo. The agency didn’t share any additional information on the circumstances surrounding Sarlak’s death.
Meanwhile, Zaman al-Wsl claimed that Sarlak was killed when a landmine ripped through a vehicle he was aboard on the Khanaser-Ithriyah highway.
The pro-opposition news outlet said a Syrian fighter named Hussein Mohamad al-Rahel was also killed in the incident. The fighter, originally from the town of Nubl in northern Aleppo, was allegedly working with Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Last March, a prominent IRGC commander, Brig. Gen. Farhad Dabirian, was killed in the eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus. No details on the crime were shared.
The Israeli intelligence may be behind the attacks on IRGC commanders in Syria. Earlier, Tel Aviv carried out similar attacks in the country against Iranian, Palestinian and Lebanese persons affiliated with the IRGC.