Iran Says Israel Eliminated Revolutionary Guard Corps Senior Adviser in Airstrike, Vows Retaliation – RedState

Iran Says Israel Eliminated Revolutionary Guard Corps Senior Adviser in Airstrike, Vows Retaliation – RedState

Iran said Sunday that Israel had taken out Brig. Gen. Sayyed Razi Mousavi, a senior adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, in an airstrike outside the Syrian capital of Damascus. Iranian State television interrupted programming to announce his death.

The tweet continues:

A Senior Leader with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran, Brigadier General Reza Mousavi was Killed as a result of an Israeli Airstrike near the Syrian Capital of Damascus earlier today; General Mousavi was the Head of Unit 2250 with the IRGC’s Quds Force which conducted Logistical Operations for Iran across Syria and had been a Primary Target for Israel for several years.

Mousavi was in charge of coordinating the military alliance between Iran and Syria.

The Iranians pledged with their usual pugilistic rhetoric that they would seek revenge:

“This act is a sign of the Zionist regime’s frustration and weakness in the region for which it will certainly pay the price,” threatened Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi. Other Iranian officials followed suit:

“The usurper and savage Zionist regime will pay for this crime,” the IRGC said in a statement provided to state TV.

Nasser Kanaani, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, told state TV, “Iran reserves the right to take necessary measures to respond to this action at the appropriate time and place.”

Israel remained tight-lipped on the accusation. “I am not referring to this or that operation in the Middle East reported by non-Israeli media,” said Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the head of the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit. “The I.D.F. has a role, of course: to protect and safeguard the security interests of the state of Israel.”

General Mousavi was a known associate of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the Iranian security intelligence commander who was killed in a drone strike ordered by former President Donald Trump in 2020.

This situation certainly could escalate. RedState will bring you updates as necessary.

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