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An attack in Syria wiped out the IRGC’s regional command: report

The top brass of the IRGC in Lebanon and Syria met with Zahedi on April 1 in a building next to the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

By World Israel News Staff

New details are emerging about an airstrike in Syria earlier this month that killed IRGC General Mohammed Reza Zahedi. The attack is widely believed to have been carried out by Israel.

According to a report from Bloomberg Newsthe attack was carefully timed to kill not only Zahedi, but also other high-ranking members of the IRGC responsible for coordinating the activities of Iranian terror proxies in the region.

The top brass of the IRGC in Lebanon and Syria met with Zahedi on April 1 in a building next to the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

The alleged Israeli attack that assassinated the terror organization’s entire top regional leadership, severely crippling IRGC activity in the area.

The timing of the attack has led Iran to suspect that Syrian groups may be passing intelligence on the whereabouts of Iranian assets to Israeli intelligence services, the report said. Bloomberg report.

Military and intelligence leaders who authorized the strike “seriously misjudged” the potential consequences, according to an Israeli official who spoke to the Israeli Air Force. New York Timeswho wrongly believed that “Iran would not respond strongly” to the killings.

According to the Times, U.S. officials were not informed of the impending strike until minutes before it was implemented.

In response to the airstrike, Iran launched an unprecedented airstrike on the Jewish state.

About 300 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles were fired directly at Israel from Iranian territory, a historic first.

Iran also activated its allies in the region, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen, to simultaneously fire on Israel.

Although Israeli air defenses, with extensive support from the American, British, French and Jordanian air forces, were able to down the vast majority of weapons, several attacks were reported on the Nevatim air base in the southern Negev desert.

In addition, a seven-year-old Bedouin Israeli girl was seriously injured when shrapnel from an interception crashed through the roof of her hokme.