Iran has confirmed the death of a general with the Revolutionary Guard in an Israeli helicopter strike, carried out in Syria.
The confirmation came in a statement published Monday on the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
At the time of the attack, General Allahdadi was on an assignment, giving “crucial advice” to the Syrian armed forces, battling extremists.
Iranain Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told local media that the helicopter attack was “an act of terror,” and issued a strong condemnation, Press TV reported.
According to the media report, the attack on Sunday, near the city of El Quneitra, killed six Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials.
Among them was a son of an ex-Hezbollah commander.
Local media say that their car was en route from Lebanon to Syria when it was targeted by an Israeli helicopter.
“Following the Zionist aggressions against the resistance in Syria, General Mohammad Allahdadi, a former commander of the Sarollah Brigade of the Revolutionary Guard, was martyred along with Jihad Moughniyah and three others in the same car,” the Dana news website said, referring to the son of Hezbollah’s late military leader, Imad Moughniyah.
Hezbollah officials on Monday vowed retaliation after the attack, various media in the region are reporting.