Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, a commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has been wounded in the Syrian province of Daraa, near the border with Jordan, according to a number of pro-opposition and pro-opposition media activists.
SF cannot confirm these reports independently.
Reports about the alleged incident followed a deployment of large Syrian army reinforcements to the province of Daraa in order to repel the ongoing operation of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies in the provincial capital. The deployed reinforcements should allow government forces to stabelize the situation in the provincial capital.
The Quds Force is a special forces unit of the IRGC responsible for extraterritorial operation. In Syria, Soleimani is responsible for overseeing of various pro-Iranian militias operating in the country and coordination of the Iranian efforts with Damascus and Moscow.