IRGC commander killed in northeast Syria

June 25, 2018 - 9:28

TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) announced on Saturday that one of its commanders has been killed earlier on Friday in a fight against Daesh (ISIL) militants in the northeastern part of Syria.

The details of the death of Shahrokh Daiepour have not yet been revealed. However, According to Fars news agency, Daiepour had been training members of Hezbollah, who have been fighting alongside Syrian forces against militants. 

Daiepour served as a military commander in the Iranian Navy during Iraq’s war against Iran in the 1980s. He was reported to have been killed in the border region with Iraq.

MH/PA

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