Israel Now Fighting Seven Countries at Once
The incident further raises tension in the Middle East where Iran-aligned groups have escalated attacks since Iran-backed Hamas militants attacked southern Israel on October 7, triggering a war with Israel.
Iranian state media also reported the death of Razi Moussavi, describing him as “one of the most experienced advisers” of Quds Force, the foreign arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Razi Moussavi (L), a senior adviser for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), alongside IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in 2020
There was no immediate comment from Israel, which has intensified attacks in Syria, particularly against Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement since the Israel-Hamas war began.The Revolutionary Guards said Israel would suffer for killing Mousavi, who held the Guards’ rank of brigadier-general.
Since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, Israel has launched hundreds of air strikes on targets in Syria, primarily against Iran-backed forces and Hezbollah fighters as well as Syrian army positions.
On December 2, the IRGC accused Israel of killing two of its members in Syria, where the force said they had been on an advisory mission, without providing further details.
The Islamic Republic, which supports Hamas financially and militarily, has hailed the deadly attacks on southern Israel as a “success” but denied any direct involvement.
Iran does not recognize Israel and has made support for the Palestinian cause a centerpiece of its foreign policy since the 1979 Islamic revolution.Israel has bombed Hamas hideouts with no mercy
The Gaza conflict has claimed the lives of over 21,000 Palestinians according to WHO. Israel maintains it must destroy all HAMAS terrorists before any cease-fire can take place.Hamas started the war when it massacred over 1200 Israelis and foreigners in a terrorist attack on October 7