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Senior Iranian military advisor killed in Syria

24 Nov 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- A senior advisor from Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has been killed in Syria, the IRGC said in a statement on Wednesday.

Davood Jafari, an officer of IRGC's Air Force, was killed by a roadside bomb near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday, it read.

The statement blamed Israel for killing Jafari, saying that Israel will receive a response for "the crime."

Iran has confirmed the presence of its military advisors in Syria at the request of the Syrian government since 2011.

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