Senior Iran Revolutionary Guards member assassinated in Tehran

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The body of a senior member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard identifed as Sayad Khodayari, who was assassinated in Tehran on May 22, 2022. (Twitter).

Two motorcycle riders shot Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari in his
car, state media reports, suggesting that the deceased was a member
of Iran’s Quds Force.

A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed outside his home in Tehran on Sunday by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, state TV reported, giving only scant details of the attack.

Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari “was assassinated during a gun attack carried out by two motorcyclists in Tehran’s Mohahedin-e Eslam Street,” IRNA said.

The two assailants shot Khodayari five times in his car in the heart of the capital, state media said.

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Reports identified him as a “defender of the sanctuary,” a reference to Iranians who carry out Tehran’s operations in Syria and Iraq within the Guard’s elite Quds Force that oversees operations abroad.

Although the Guard gave only scant detail about the attack that occurred in broad daylight in the heart of Iran’s capital, the group blamed the killing on “global arrogance,” typically code for the United States and Israel.

That accusation, as well as the style of the brazen attack, raised the possibility of a link with other motorbike slayings previously attributed to Israel in Iran, such as those targeting the country’s nuclear scientists.

The two assailants shot Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari five times in his unarmored Iranian-made Kia Pride, state media said, right off a highly secure street that is home to Iran’s parliament.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

(Times of Israel).

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