IRGC commander: Damascus fall prevented by slain General

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani, who was killed in Northern Syria on Thursday, played an outstanding role in preventing the fall of Damascus to the Takfiri terrorists.

“Had it not been for Brigadier General Hamadani, Damascus would have fallen; Syria is indebted to Hamadani,” Major General Jafari told reporters in a ceremony held for Martyr Hamadani in Tehran on Friday night.

He reiterated that General Hamadani had chosen to continue his crucially important role in the resistance front in Syria despite the fact that his mission had ended in that country.

The IRGC in a statement on Friday announced that its war veteran commander had been killed in Northern Syria, while providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against the Takfiri terrorists.

Brigadier General Hamadani was martyred during an attack by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the outskirts of the city of Aleppo while fulfilling his duty as military advisor and defending the holy Shiite shrines in the country, said the statement.

General Hamadani was in Syria to render military advice to the Syrian army and popular forces in their fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Arab country.

By Fars News Agency