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  2/14/2013, Adar 4, 5773

Iran Accuses 'Zionists' of Killing Official in Lebanon

A senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard was killed in Lebanon, an Iranian independent news website reported on Wednesday, blaming the death on Israel.

The website , mashreghnews.ir, claimed that Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed by "mercenaries of the Zionist regime," but provided no details about his death. Shateri reportedly led Guard forces in Lebanon and oversaw Iranian-financed reconstruction projects there.