The Iranian embassy in Syria, Mohammad Reza Zahedi (Photo: Reuters)

Who was the Iranian Quds Force commander assassinated in Damascus

Arab sources say Mohammad Reza Zahedi was an influential figure with decades of experience in commanding IRGC forces, adding that he is the highest-ranking general killed since the death of Qassem Soleimani

Yoav Zitun, Lior Ben Ari, Yossi Yehoshua|

The elimination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi in Damascus on Monday is the most significant one attributed to Israel since October 7. The attack on a building belonging to the Iranian embassy sends a significant message to both the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.

The IDF has bolstered its readiness following Zahedi’s death, and Iran has accused Israel of utilizing F-35 fighter jets to target the building close to the Iranian Embassy in Syria’s capital of Damascus.

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