Source dismisses Haaretz report on injuring Basij commander in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed source denied reports by the Israeli daily, Haaretz, that Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi was wounded by Israeli forces or terrorists during a publicized visit this weekend to Southern Syria.

“The Basij commander is fully healthy and doing his daily jobs; the spread of such rumors is the result of the Zionists’ anger after photos (that appeared on the media) showed Brigadier General Naqdi’s powerful presence in Quneitra and the Golan Heights,” the source told FNA on Sunday.

Pictures of General Naqdi were released by the Iranian media on Wednesday, one of which shows him surveying the scene with binoculars and the other has him inspecting destruction at sites that reports on the visit said were part of a situation assessment and inspection on the ground.

Also reports said that General Naqdi met with units of the Syrian army and from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group that have been confronting the terrorists in Syria.

By Fars News Agency