In a tragic turn of events, the esteemed Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior Iranian military official, lost his life in an attack on the Syrian capital, Damascus. Known for his unwavering commitment to Iran’s interests in the region, Zahedi was considered the mastermind in command of three key fronts for Tehran: Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.

Zahedi was a prominent figure within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and played a significant role in overseeing its activities in Lebanon and Syria. He was highly regarded for his leadership and strategic thinking as he led all activities of the Quds Force, an elite unit of the IRGC, on the three fronts of Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.

At the time of his death, Zahedi was meeting with other senior officials at an embassy consulate building. The attack on this building resulted in the loss of several key commanders including Zahedi. It is believed that this attack was carried out by an Israeli F-35 fighter jet using advanced stealth technology.

Zahedi’s career with IRGC started back in 1980 shortly after Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Over time he held various leadership roles within IRGC before becoming commander of Lebanese Corps under Quds Force where he provided military training to Lebanese armed forces and supported Hezbollah. His expertise and influence made him a vital figure in IRGC operations in Lebanon and Syria.

After General Qassem Soleimani’s death, Zahedi took over as head commander overseeing IRGC’s operations in these two countries which put him at odds with Israeli intelligence who saw him as a crucial link between Assad regime in Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Despite US Treasury sanctions against him, he remained committed to supporting Iranian interests globally earning respect from many quarters but also making him a prime target for assassination attempts like this one that tragically ended his life.

By Samantha Johnson

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