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  5/30/2014, Sivan 1, 5774

Former Iranian Elite Officer Killed in Syria


A former officer in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards has been killed in fighting in Syria, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday, citing Iranian media.

The officer, Abdollah Eskandari, had reportedly travelled to Syria to defend the Sayyida Zeinab shrine in Damascus, a Shiite center of pilgrimage.