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Latest Israeli attack on Syria leaves two IRGC officers dead, Iran vows revenge
Israel was on high alert after the announcement that two IRGC colonels were among the casualties in their latest offensive strike on Syria
By News Desk - March 09 2022
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The two IRGC colonels who were murdered by the latest Israeli aerial attack against Syria

On 8 March, Iranian state media (IRNA) announced that two IRGC colonels, Ehsan Karbalaeipour and Morteza Saeednejad, were among those killed in the latest Israeli offensive strike against Syria.

IRNA stated that “the Zionist regime will pay the penalty for this crime.”

On the morning of 7 March, Israeli Air Force (IAF) planes launched an aerial attack on the region of Damascus in Syria, violating Lebanese airspace in southern Beirut.

It was initially reported that two Syrian civilians were murdered as a result of the attack.

Israeli media have been reporting that Israel has been on high alert since the announcement by the IRGC on the martyrdom of its colonels.

Al Mayadeen reported that the state of alert is centered on the northern regions of occupied Palestine out of fear of an Iranian response.

In April 2018, Israel killed around four Iranian service members in an airstrike on Syria. In response, an Israeli base in the Golan Heights was hit with missiles.

Israel faces uncertainty as the nations and groups that make up the Islamic Resistance Axis function as a single unit and retaliatory actions can come from Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, or Iran itself.

This latest aggression on Syria comes just days after Israeli media reported that Iranian air defense systems are active in Syria.

Russia and Israel have military coordination over the skies of Syria in order to avoid striking one other in the midst of conflict.

Despite Israel taking the side of Ukraine in response to Russia’s special military operation, Russia has not altered their military coordination with Israel on the issue of Syria.

However, Russia did recognize that the Golan Heights belonged to Syria, not Israel, following the Israeli stance in support of Kiev.

It is unclear what level of knowledge, if any, Russia had about the nature of this latest Israeli attack on Syria or its intended targets; nor is the impact on diplomatic relations between Moscow and Tehran or Moscow and Tel Aviv known at this stage.

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