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Top Iranian General Killed Performing ‘Advisory Mission’ in Syria

General Hamedani killed by ISIS militants while undertaking advisory role in the countryside of Aleppo, Syria's information minister confirms
Top Iranian General Killed Performing ‘Advisory Mission’ in Syria

Iranian Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani was killed by terrorists Friday while performing an advisory mission in Aleppo countryside, Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi told SANA.

Zoubi expressed Syria’s condolences to the senior military commander’s family and the Iranian people and leadership, congratulating them over the “great martyrdom” of the late commander.

Hamedani’s body was escorted to his final resting place in Iran on Sunday amid wide official and popular participation.

Representatives of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chief Commander of the Revolutionary Guards Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari were present at the funeral ceremony. The service was also attended by the Syrian ambassador to Tehran, Adnan Mahmoud.

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