A Quds Force member was shot five times outside his home in Tehran
Syed Khodai, a colonel in the Quds Force, an elite foreign operation squad of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was shot dead by a pair of motorcycle-riding assassins outside his home on Tehran’s Mojahedin-e-Islam Street, Iranian state media reported. Sunday.
Khodayi was shot five times in broad daylight while sitting in his car, which is considered a safe area and is close to the Iranian parliament. His body was discovered by his wife and the Tehran prosecutor quickly and swiftly arrived at the scene for a police investigation.
IRGC condemns carnageTerrorist acts“And guilty”The element associated with global arrogance“For the crime, a reference to the United States, Israel and their allies. He was described “Tomb keeper“That means he has fought with the Quds Force in Syria and Iraq.
“The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s sacred system have once again shown their evil nature by killing and martyring one of the IRGC soldiers.Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said after the announcement of Khodaiyeh’s assassination.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack and no motive has been identified for the killings. This is the most high-profile assassination in Tehran since the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in 2020. Earlier this year, Maj. Gen. Qasim Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, was killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad airport, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was killed. , Deputy Commander of the Popular Mobilization Force of Iraq.
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