An opposition faction claimed a car bomb attack in the Syrian captial’s Kafr Sousa district on Monday targeted an operations base and Iranian military contingent in the district, which has seen an intensified presence of foreign forces in support of the Assad regime.
On its Facebook page, the “Damascus League for Special Missions” group said in a statement that it had launched the operation, “Rehabilitation”, adding that it had “carried out a daunting security operation for which God had decreed reasons for success.” The Damascus League on Monday said it was able to strike an operations base and a contingent of the occupying Iranian forces in the Kafr Sousa district of Damascus with a car bomb, killing many of members of the Iranian and Lebanese Shiite militias, including a high-ranking officer.
After the explosion, whose sound resounded throughout the capital, the Damascus League said that they had obtained information indicating that the Iranian General Ali Akbar Khamenei had been killed, adding that he was the official responsible for the targeted security contingent and the officer for operations there.
Regime forces were thrown into confusion following the blast, and imposed a curfew in the area and prevented anyone from approaching. According to the party that carried out the operation, ambulances headed to the area, which, it said, “indicated there were a large number of dead and wounded.”
The opposition forces in the capital Damascus pursue means of carrying out rapid and surprise attacks against regime forces and allied militias, and have been able to carry out a number of operations that have killed important military figures in Damascus, creating unease among regime forces.
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