Iranian leaders have accused Israeli forces of killing a senior Revolutionary Guards member in a missile strike in Syria, according to a statement by the country’s foreign ministry.
Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was killed in an airstrike near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday. He was reportedly there as part of a military mission to back up Syrian government forces that were fighting rebel groups.
Iran’s foreign ministry described the attack as a “flagrant violation of Syria’s national sovereignty and a breach of international law”. It added that the attack had increased the “anti-Israeli feelings among Muslims across the world”.
The regional response to the attack has been largely divided, with some countries condemning the strike while others, including the United States, remain largely silent.