A high-ranking officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed during a “mission” he was on in Syria! And state television reported on its website that “Abu al-Fadl Alijani, an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Army soldier who was on a mission in Syria as a military adviser, died Sunday.” The television did not give further details about Alijani’s murder or his circumstances, but indicated that he was a “Sardar” (meaning the senior officers of the guard) and “Defender of the shrine” (meaning one of the protectors of the Shia shrines). ), the phrase is officially used in the Islamic Republic. Refers to members of the Revolutionary Guard who perform tasks in the context of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Iran, a major ally of Bashar al-Assad, confirms the presence of elements of its armed forces in Syria with advisory missions. This is not the first time Tehran has announced the killing of its armed forces in Syria. Funerals were held in Tehran and other Iranian cities in early August for the remains of five guardsmen who died in recent years fighting in the Khan Tuman region of the northern Syrian countryside of Aleppo after their bodies were discovered and their identities established. through DNA testing, according to local media reports.