IRCG commander killed in Syria

(AGI) Tehran, May 31 - Abdullah Eskandari, an IranianRevolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General, has beenkilled in Syria, Iranian media reported. The announcement runscounter to Tehran's insistence that it it is not fightingalongside the Syrian President's forces. Eskandari is said tohave been defending a Shiite shrine. His funeral will takeplace in Shiraz on Sunday. . .

(AGI) Tehran, May 31 - Abdullah Eskandari, an IranianRevolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General, has beenkilled in Syria, Iranian media reported. The announcement runscounter to Tehran's insistence that it it is not fightingalongside the Syrian President's forces. Eskandari is said tohave been defending a Shiite shrine. His funeral will takeplace in Shiraz on Sunday. . .