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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shateri killed by Israel?

Iran has vowed to take revenge against Israel for the killing of Revolutionary Guards' commander Hassan Shateri in Syria last week. And while that might seem like ordinary Muslim irrationality and Jew hatred at first, at least some Syrian rebels are claiming that Israel really did kill Shateri. Israel has not commented.
Israel was responsible for the assassination of a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander in Syria, a faction of Syrian rebels said Friday according to the Wall Street Journal.
According to reports, the man was killed in his car while traveling from Damascus to Beirut. However, the Syrian rebels dispute this account, claiming that the Iranian commander, identified as Gen. Hassan Shateri, also known as Hessam Khoshnevis,  had actually been assassinated on January 30, when Israel attacked a convoy and military factory in Jamaraya, Syria, near the Lebanon border.
The account seems in line with Iranian allegations that “suspected Israeli agents” carried out the attack.

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