Iranian Revolutionary Guard general killed in Islamic State attack in Syria

October 9, 2015 9:22 AM

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard general killed in Islamic State attack in Syria

A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed by Islamic State extremists on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Iranian state media reported.

A state television report said General Hossein Hamedani was killed in the suburbs of Aleppo while "carrying out an advisory mission". The official IRNA news agency read a statement by the Guard which blamed IS for his death.

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