A high-ranking Iranian Guards officer assassinated in Tehran

Iran’s state TV reports that two assailants on a motorbike shot Col Sayyad Khodai five times outside his Tehran home on Sunday, before escaping. The state news agency IRNA identified the officer as a “defender of the shrine” – namely a member of the Revolutionary Guards Corps elite al Qods brigades that fought against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In a separate item, Iran’s ISNA reported that members of Israel’s intelligence service networks had been uncovered and arrested by the IRGC.

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