Last Monday, my colleague Streiff wrote about Israel targeting and taking out Sayyed Reza Mousavi, a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria with an airstrike in Damascus.
Brigadier General Sayyed Reza Mousavi was the protege and close associate of General Qasem Soleimani, who was Cuisinart-ed by a US Hellfire missile near the Baghdad Airport on the orders of President Trump (BREAKING: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Leader Qasem Soleimani, Other Pro-Iranian Leaders Taken Out in Strike Near U.S. Forces in Baghdad ). He was the commander of Iranian forces in Syria and controlled logistics and financial operations for Iranian proxies.
According to the website “Iran International,” the unit Mousavi led has been targeted by Israel several times, the last time in September 2022.
Streiff added that an official from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) demurred when asked to comment on the operation, in part because it was “reported by non-Israeli media.”
Senior Iranian Commander in Syria Killed by an Israeli Airstrike; Iran Vows Retribution
Now, there’s a new report that’s likely to get the same treatment, on Israel following up on killing Mousavi, since it comes via Saudi media reports, Rick Moran writes at sister site PJ Media:
….[T]he Jerusalem Post [reports] that a strike on the Damascus airport took out 11 IRGC commanders. J-Post quotes Saudi Arabian media, but the reports are entirely plausible.
A senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Behnam Ben Taleblu, said:
While there is no independent confirmation of Guard Corps names or ranks, the IRGC has long seen Syria as a critical regional hub to project power into the Eastern Mediterranean and connect its constellation of proxies called the ‘Axis of Resistance.’
It should come as a shock to no one that Guard Corps elite are operating there, especially amid a regional war, which they are directing far away from their own soil.
We noted after Mousavi’s killing that Iran vowed that Israel would suffer “the consequences of their crime … and they will be painful.” But it appears the revenge has been exacted on… Iranians, Moran says:
Iranian human rights activist Masih Alinejad reports that four Iranians were executed after the death of Mousavi. The regime claimed that they were spies for Israel, but given the lack of a justice system in Iran, no one knows the truth.
This act follows a pattern of revenge by the regime. When it loses a commander, it targets its own citizens, demonstrating its inability to directly confront countries like the United States and Israel, who it considers enemies.
Three years ago, after the United States killed top general Qasem Soleimani, the regime shot down a Ukrainian plane. This action killed 176 innocent people, including women and children, as a form of revenge. The regime demonstrates its brutality by killing its unarmed citizens and yielding to its adversaries.
This is the true face of the totalitarian regime: a cowardly act of targeting the defenseless.
As this is a developing story, RedState will provide updates as they become available.