Israel Assassinates Top Iranian General

An Israeli air strike near the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, killed Mohammed Reza Zahedi, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Monday.

Zahedi is the highest-ranked Iranian killed since Hamas’s October 7 invasion of Israel. He had replaced Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani after his 2020 assassination. Monday’s air strike also killed Zahedi’s lieutenant and about five other officers and injured more.

Zahedi is the replacement for Suleimani and by far the most important person in organizing Hezbollah and associated Shiite militias in the region. … This is a blow to Iran since it is hard to find yet another replacement with the skills and contacts Zehadi had. That is doubly true since his deputy was also killed.
—Shaiel Ben-Ephraim, host of Israel Explained

Response: The pinpoint precision of the strike and weaponry involved indicate that Israel carried out the strike. And though Israel has not taken credit for the attack, Iran and and its Hezbollah proxy took no time blaming the nation.

Hours after the assassination, Iran-backed groups attacked the United States’ Syria-based al-Tanf base. Iran has made further threats of retaliation against Israel.

Israel will be punished. The evil Zionist regime will be punished at the hands of our brave men. We will make them regret this crime and the other ones.
—Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian supreme leader

Conflict: The Bible not only prophesies the soaring tensions in the Middle East, it warns that they will get worse. These tensions will spark the largest Middle East conflict in history, igniting the flame of a nuclear World War iii.

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