A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) died in a fight against ISIS militants in eastern Syria, according to media reports.
IRGC’s Shahrokh Daiepour was reportedly assisting units of Hezbollah involved in the anti-ISIS operation in an area near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Iranian military advisers operate in Syria upon an official request from the Damascus government.
Recently, pro-government forces have increased its efforts against ISIS cells and units that still operate in the border area and in the central Syria desert. Active military operations against ISIS are now ongoing in eastern al-Suwayda and in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert.