Two Iranian army advisers killed by IS in Syria

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Two Iranian army advisers have been killed by the Islamic State (IS) in jap Syria on Thursday. 

Hassan Abdullah Zadeh and Muhsin Abbassi died in an IS ambush between the cities of Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra, the Russian state media outlet RT Arabic reported. The advisers have been members of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), based on RT’s correspondent in Tehran. 

The story was additionally reported by Iran’s semi-official Fars News company, and was subsequently picked up by a number of Arabic-language and Turkish media retailers. 

The IRGC is an energetic army pressure all through Iran and the Middle East. Iranian forces battle on the facet of the federal government within the Syrian civil conflict, as does Russia. 

IS misplaced its final Syrian territory to the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in 2019. The group is nonetheless energetic in Syria, nevertheless, notably near Deir ez-Zor. IS attacked Syrian authorities forces there in March. 


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