In Syria, the senior commander of the elite special unit “Al-Quds” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Ashar Pashabur was killed. This was announced on Monday, February 3, Iran International reports.
He was one of the organizers of Iran’s special operations in Syria, the newspaper notes. Pashabur was also among the confidants of slain IRGC General Kasem Suleimani. The commander is said to have been killed on February 2 during clashes with factions fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
On the night of January 3, the United States carried out an airstrike near Baghdad airport, killing Suleimani. The order of destruction was personally issued by us President Donald Trump. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the actions of the American side a manifestation of terrorism.
Washington explained the strike in self-defense, as Tehran allegedly carried out several attacks on the bases of the international coalition and the American embassy. Iran wanted to sue Trump in international court over the killing of an IRGC general.