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Iranian Revolutionary Guard Chief: Israel Should Expect Destructive Thunderbolts

General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) warned on Tuesday that Israel could expect a “destructive” response for its alleged role in firing at a military convoy in Syria’s Quneitra on Sunday.

A member of the elite unit was among those killed in the air strike, attributed by the foreign press to an Israel Air Force attack on Hezbollah and Iranian operatives on the Syrian Golan Heights on Sunday.

The official website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard confirmed on Monday that Gen. Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was killed in the strike, while Hezbollah’s satellite television station and news website al-Manar also carried news of Allah-Dadi’s demise.

“The Revolutionary Guard is committed to the annihilation of the Zionist regime,” Iranian media quoted the general as saying on Tuesday.

“Zionists,” Jafari warned, “should expect destructive thunderbolts.”

Earlier, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Israel was not only behind Sunday’s air strike, but also to blame for “all acts of terror” in the Middle East. (

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