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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Die in Suspected Poisoning in Syria - Report

Several soldiers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) died from suspected poisoning, Arabic media sources reported Friday night, February 9.

The suspected mass poisoning occurred in Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria, where several countries have stationed troops in this region to counter an ISIS resurgence, including Iran, the US, and Russia.

The poisoning appears to have targeted the leadership, as all four of those killed have been described as commanders or leaders. Several others were reported injured in the event, including several leaders in the IRGC’s women’s groups.

Those named include Col. Mortada Mawlawi and a man named Hajj Muqtada. Despite the similar name, it is unlikely to be the well-known Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

The cases are believed to be tied to the targeting of leaders of the IRGC and their allies by Israel and the United States during the war in Gaza. With details scarce, Arabic social media is awash with accusations of Israeli or American complicity. (JPost / VFI News)

“Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.” - Revelation 6:4