At least five people have died, including four others Iranian Revolutionary GuardsIn an airstrike against a residential building in the southwest of the capital Syria, Damascus. The organization, which is considered a terrorist group by the United States, is the most important force in the Tehran regime.
A four-story building in a suburb of Damascus has been attacked Messe, a security zone where many international diplomatic headquarters are located, including the embassies of Iran or Lebanon, although there are also residential buildings. As described by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), the neighborhood in question is known to house pro-Iranian Palestinian factions and commanders of Tehran's ideological army, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
OSDH is an NGO based in the United Kingdom and has an extensive network of informants in Syria.
Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the watchdog, said it was “confirmed that they targeted high-ranking officials” of the groups.
This information was later confirmed by the guards in a report collected by the semi-official Tasnim news agency. They directly blamed Israel for this And they pointed to an undetermined number of deaths among Syrian government forces. “Once again, the evil and criminal Zionist regime occupied the capital city of Damascus, Syria, and during the aerial attack by the fighters of the occupying and usurping regime, many Syrian forces and four military advisors of the Islamic Republic of Iran made martyrs”, according to the note.
The Israeli military has yet to comment on the incident.
Elements of the Guards have been working with the Syrian regime for years.
An AFP reporter saw the building collapse completely. Ambulances, firefighters and rescue workers searched the area for people under the rubble.
The Mazzeh neighborhood is home to United Nations offices, embassies and restaurants.
“There was a sound like a missile exploding and after a few minutes I heard an ambulance,” a resident of the area told AFP.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) is involved in various regional armed conflicts. Because of its destabilizing activities and its support for armed groups in the Middle East, the United States has designated it a terrorist organization.
Internally, the IRGC has an arsenal 120,000 troops In land, naval and air divisions, in addition to control Quds Force, its operating division abroad. The unit is linked to the training and support of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas. On an economic level, the Guard has influence in Iran's key sectors, such as oil and telecommunications, amassing significant revenues.
The Quds Force, plays a strategic role in expanding Iranian influence in the region, directly participating in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and aligning itself with the government of Bashar al-Assad. Likewise, their actions have led to international condemnation and sanctions America, Saudi Arabia And Bahrain. IRGC affiliation with Attacks against the Israeli embassy and AMIA Its image in Buenos Aires worsened globally.
With information from EP and AFP
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