Israeli Airstrike Destroys Iranian Consulate In Syria

According to Syrian authorities, an Israeli airstrike has demolished the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, Syria’s capital, resulting in casualties.

Among the deceased was a senior Revolutionary Guards commander Brig-Gen Mohammad Reza Zahedi, as reported by Iranian state media.

The targeted building, situated next to the Iranian embassy in the Mezzeh district, was engulfed in smoke and debris, as depicted in images.

The Syrian defense ministry said Israeli aircraft targeted the consulate building from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights at about 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT).

Despite Syrian air defenses intercepting some missiles, others struck the consulate and “destroyed the entire building, killing and injuring everyone inside”, the ministry added.

The ministry said that efforts were underway to retrieve the bodies and aid the wounded trapped under the debris, withholding details about their identities.

Iranian state TV confirmed the death of Brig-Gen Zahedi, identified as a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, alongside several diplomats.

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