A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division has lost his life in a terrorist bombing using an explosive device near the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
The IRGC said in a statement that Colonel Davoud Jaafari, who served as a military advisor in the war-ravaged Arab country, was killed on Tuesday when a bomb planted by Israeli agents on the side of a road near Damascus went off.
The statement noted that the bogus and criminal Tel Aviv regime will definitely have to pay the price for the act of terror, stating that Jaafari’s body will be flown back to Iran in the coming days, and information about his funeral procession and burial will be announced accordingly.
Iran maintains an advisory mission in Syria at the request of Damascus with the aim of helping the war-torn Arab country get rid of the foreign-backed militants, who have been fighting against the democratically-elected Syrian government since 2011.
In 2017, Iran’s advisory assistance helped Syria defeat the Daesh terrorist group.
Lieutenant General Qassem Suleimani, who was martyred in a US airstrike near the Baghdad International Airport in January 2020, played a key role in the disgraceful defeat of the Takfiri outfit.
‘Israel’ has been a key supporter of the terrorist groups operating on the soul of Syria and has targeted the positions of Iran’s military advisors as well as those of the Syrian army and resistance groups that have been fighting the terrorists.
Last August, a top member of the IRGC Ground Force, identified as General Abolfazl Alijani, was martyred in Syria.
Back in March, the IRGC said two Iranian advisors named as Colonel Ehsan Karbalayi-Poor and Colonel Morteza Saeed-Nejad had been killed in an Israeli missile attack on the countryside of Damascus.
IRGC Spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said at the time that the Israeli regime will be dealt with decisively for the killing of the two advisors.
“The Zionist enemy knows that it will not benefit from such crimes and will receive a decisive response,” he said.
The IRGC, in a statement, vowed to avenge the martyrdom of the two slain advisors.
“Undoubtedly, the Zionist regime will pay the price of this atrocity,” the IRGC’s Public Relations Office said in a statement back then.
Source: Iranian media (edited by Al-Manar English Website)