Two Iranian aerospace officials, including a member of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, were “martyred to death while on duty” in separate incidents inside the country, the Fars news agency reported on Monday. .
Ali Kamani, a member of the Guards’ aerospace division, was “martyred” in the city of Khomein in Iran’s central Markazi province, Fars said, citing a Guards statement.
In a separate incident, Mohammad Abdoos, 33, an aerospace staff member, died in the northern province of Semnan on Sunday while on a “mission”, Fars added.
No further details were given about the men or the circumstances of their deaths.
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Two weeks ago, Colonel Ali Esmailzadeh, commander of the Guardians’ external operations unit, the Al-Quds Force, died “in an accident at his home”, according to the official IRNA news agency.
On May 22, Guards Colonel Sayyad Khodai, 50, was killed outside his home in the eastern Iranian capital after assailants on motorbikes shot him five times.
Guards accused “Zionists” of being behind Khodai’s high-profile assassination and vowed revenge.
The New York Times later reported that Israel told the United States that the Jewish state was behind Khodai’s murder. The American daily quoted an “anonymous intelligence official briefed on communications”.
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Iranian state television said Khodai was a member of the Al-Quds Force and was “known” in Syria, where Iran admitted to deploying “military advisers”.
The guards described Khodai as a “sanctuary defender”, a term used for those who work on behalf of Tehran in Syria or Iraq.
The guards are designated as a terrorist group by the United States.
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