Iran’s Guard head vows revenge for Syria strike: Israel will ‘pay for the bloodshed’

The Times of Israel reports: “The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Hossein Salami on Wednesday threatened retaliation after an alleged Israeli strike killed an Iranian adviser in Aleppo, Syria, earlier this week.

In comments made the day after IRGC adviser Saeed Abyar was buried in Tehran, Salami was quoted by Iranian outlets warning that Israel would ‘pay for the bloodshed.’

According to The New York Times, Abyar was in the IRGC’s expeditionary Quds Force and had been stationed in Syria since 2012. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 16 other members of pro-Iran groups were killed in the strike, which the war monitor attributed to Israel, ‘including Syrian and foreign fighters.’

‘Israel must wait for a response to the killing of Iranian military adviser Saeed Aviar in Syria,’ Salami was quoted as saying by Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency…”

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