The funeral was held in the military hospital in the city of Homs in central Syria yesterday, the Major General in the regime forces, Nizar Abbas Al-Fhood, who was killed along with the military adviser to the Iranian “Guard” Hassan Abdullah Zadeh, known to have been “adviser” to Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the “Quds Force” who was assassinated. In an American raid near Baghdad early last year.
Iranian media had mourned Abdullah Zadeh and his companion Mohsen Abbasi, and reported that Abdullah Zadeh “was a security officer in the Sayyida Zainab area in south Damascus and then in Al-Bukamal in eastern Syria, and one of the most prominent Iranian military advisers in the battles of Ghouta, Damascus and Aleppo.” And the Iranian Mehr Agency published a picture of him with Soleimani in Syria.
For its part, Syrian opposition media sources reported a large-scale attack launched by ISIS on Thursday against an Iranian militia convoy in Al-Sukhnah, east of Homs, between Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor, “resulting in the killing of about 25 members, including senior commanders in the Iranian Guard.”
On the other hand, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “a worker with the Lebanese Hezbollah was killed, as a result of injuries he sustained on Thursday evening, when an explosive device exploded in Quneitra countryside in the Golan, and two were wounded in the targeting.”
Turkish forces also bombed, after midnight Thursday – Friday, areas under the control of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) north of Aleppo, after news of the killing of a Turkish officer in a targeting in Afrin.