Thursday, February 14, 2013
Surprise! Iranian Brig. Gen. Hassan Shateri (aka Hesam Khoshnevis) Was Killed During Israeli Air Raid on Convoy.
Surprise!Iranian Brig. Gen. Hassan Shateri (aka Hesam Khoshnevis) Was Killed During Israeli Air Raid on Convoy.(UOI).The opposition's Syrian Free Army announced today that the Iranian Brig. Gen. Hassan Shateri (aka Hesam Khoshnevis) who was reported killed in Syria was among the casualties of the Israeli air attack on a convoy near the Syrian-Lebanese border on 30 January. (BBC, 14 February)
News agencies reported at the time that the truck convoy was carrying sophisticated Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles from Syria intended for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Shateri was a general officer at IRGC’s Quds Force and the first Iranian general killed in the Syrian conflict.
Senior Iranian officials and clerics today led mourners at a funeral for Brig. Gen. Hassah Shateri of IRGC’s Quds Force. Gen. Shatari was reportedly killed during the Israeli attack on a convoy in Syria neat the Lebanese border.At the funeral, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condemned the killing as a “terrorist act.” Gen. Shateri was a military engineer during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq and later worked in Afghanistan. Most recently he was reported to have headed the Iranian Committee for the Reconstruction of Lebanon. (IRNA, 14 February)Hmmmm.....Indeed a 'target rich' environment that day for the IDF.Read the full story here.