Hassan Sayyad Khodayari was a member of the Quds Power, IRGC’s overseas arm, who served in Syria up to now years.
Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says one among its members has been assassinated within the capital Tehran by gunmen using on two bikes, in accordance with the state information company IRNA.
Al Jazeera’s Ali Hashem mentioned that the IRGC issued a press release on Sunday saying Hassan Sayyad Khodayari was assassinated by the enemy of the revolution. He mentioned that Khodayari was a member of the Quds Power (which is accountable for the IRGC’s overseas operations) who served in Syria up to now years.
The Al Jazeera correspondent mentioned in a number of hours we are going to begin to learn about Khodayari and what he was doing in Syria, and the message behind this assassination.
“Is it, for instance, an Israeli assassination? That is what the Iranians are referring to when they’re saying ‘the enemies of the revolution are behind this assassination,’” Hashem mentioned.
The state company described him as a “defender of the sanctuary” – a time period used to explain anybody who works on behalf of the Islamic republic in Syria or Iraq.
The IRGC, the ideological arm of Iran’s army, recognized Khodayari as a colonel.
In keeping with IRNA, Khodayari was killed by 5 bullets as he returned dwelling at about 4:00pm (11:30 GMT).
The company revealed footage exhibiting a person slumped over within the driver’s seat of a automotive, with blood across the collar of his blue shirt and on his higher proper arm.
In a press release posted on their web site, the Guard Corps additionally denounced a “terrorist act” they claimed was carried out by “parts linked to world vanity”.
The Guard Corps mentioned they launched an investigation to determine the “aggressor or aggressors”.
In a separate growth, Iran’s state TV earlier introduced that members of an Israeli intelligence community had been discovered and arrested by the IRGC.
“Beneath the steering of the Zionist regime’s intelligence service, the community tried to steal and destroy private and public property, kidnapping and acquiring fabricated confessions by way of a community of thugs,” the IRGC public relations service mentioned in a press release.