Suspected Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Kill Iranian Adviser, WHO Official

Suspected Israeli airstrikes hit targets across eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province early Tuesday, killing a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and an official working for the World Health Organization (WHO).

Syrian media said the strikes hit a number of residential areas and military sites. Damascus has blamed the attacks on the US, but a US official denied involvement, and Israeli sources told Ynet and Haaretz that the Israeli military was responsible.

Iranian media has confirmed the death of Behrouz Vahedi, an IRGC advisor who was based in Syria. Israeli airstrikes in Syria have killed several members of the IRGC since October, risking Iranian retaliation and a major regional war.