Conflicts & War

Thousands of Iranians mourn Revolutionary Guards killed in Syria

Tehran, Apr 4 (EFE).- Thousands of Iranians on Tuesday attended the funeral services of two members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who died in alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, as authorities vowed revenge.

People gathered in the Iranian capital Tehran chanting “Death to Israel”, according to state television.

Iranian authorities once again promised to avenge the two IRGC officers who died on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday.

“We will avenge the blood of martyrs Milad Heydari and Meqdad Meqdani,” IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif was quoted by Iranian media as saying.

Syrian authorities said that Israel has struck Syria four times in the past week, the latest of which was in the occupied Golan Heights and other areas in the southern part of the country.

Two civilians were killed in the shelling, the official Syrian news agency Sana reported.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani blamed Israeli attacks on recent diplomatic efforts in the region, which have resulted in the normalization of relations between Tehran and Riyadh.

“Whenever diplomacy and convergence promoted (are) in W. Asia, usurper Zionist regime adventurism increases,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Survival of fake Israeli regime always based on war, insecurity and disputes. It has no way out of collapse,” he added.

Israel frequently bombs targets in neighboring war-torn Syria in an effort to prevent armed groups belonging to Lebanon and arch-rival Iran from expanding there.EFE


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