DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:30 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, a Syrian jihadist faction with close ties to Al-Qaeda, announced on Thursday afternoon it had killed an Iranian brigadier general during heavy clashes in the northern countryside of Hama.
The unnamed commander was reportedly a close advisor of Qasem Soleimani, a famed Iranian Major General who was rumoured to have arrived in Hama last week.
In addition, two Iranian members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed on Wednesday, one of whom was identified as Heydar Jannati.
Tahrir Al-Sham’s (HTS) media department posted a graphic picture of the commander:
Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) killed a Sudanese HTS Inghimasi commander, nicknamed Muhammad Al-Taayshi, amid firefights in northern Hama on Wednesday.