Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander reportedly killed near Syrian-Iraqi border

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A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander was killed on Sunday night near the Syrian-Iraqi border, the news outlet Al Arabiya reported on Monday, citing Iraqi sources.

Al Arabiya’s sources said that a drone had targeted Muslim Shahdan’s car near the border, killing the Iranian commander.

Furthermore, Al Arabiya said that no other details were provided and that Iran has neither confirmed nor denied reports of Shahdan’s death. No other sources, outlets, or authorities have yet to confirm his death.

This comes off the heels of the Friday assassination of Iran’s chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Tensions between Iran and the United States and Israel have been mounting since the U.S. killed an Iranian general, QasemĀ Soleimani, back in January. Further, the Trump administration’s efforts to broker normalized relations between the Jewish State and Arab countries that see Iran as an enemy has also somewhat isolated Iran.

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