Iranian Revolutionary Guards say general killed in Syria
A damaged buildings as piled sandbags and a curtain in the old city of Aleppo - REUTERS/Molhem Barakat

ANKARA: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday.

General Hussein Hamedani was killed late on Wednesday, the statement said. Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and has provided military and economic support during Syria’s four-year-old civil war.

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