Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard dies under mysterious circumstances - reports

Published February 14th, 2013 - 06:52 GMT
Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

One of the top commanders in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has been killed in Lebanon, according to an Iranian independent website, AP reported on Thursday.

Gen. Hassan Shateri, who was leading Iranian Guard reconstruction projects in Lebanon, was killed by "mercenaries of the Zionist regime", according to the Mashregh News website.

Iran has strong ties to miliitant group, Hezbollah, as both subscribe to the Shia sect. Iran and Hezbollah are also known to support the Syrian regime, through political and military means. 

Gen. Shateri's funeral will be held on Thursday but so far no other details surrounding his death have been revealed. 



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