A senior member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps was assassinated in the Syrian
A senior officer of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was assassinated in the Syrian town
of Al Qaim, near that country's north-eastern border with Iraq on Sunday, Syrian media outlets announced.
According to sources from the Syrian pro-rebel Move News Agency, the senior official, apparently a logistic officer in the IRGC elite Quds Force, was killed when a drone fired a missile at the car he was driving.
Along with the official, two other Iranians who were in the car with him at the time were killed in the attack as well.
None of the sources suggested that the drone flown by the IRGC official was a warning that
the attack may have been carried out by representatives of the US coalition forces in the region.
In the past, US coalition members have carried out aerial assaults on pro-Iranian fighters in the Syrian-Iraqi border region.
According to Syrian news sources, jets suspected to belong to US coalition forces carried out attacks on
10 targets near the border town of Al-Bukamal, killing many pro-Iranian militia members and damaging ammunition and equipment.
The Imam Ali military base is located in the vicinity of Abu Kamal. The base, built over the last two years by members of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, allows Iran to transfer arms and equipment from Iraq to Syria.