Iran's semi-official Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday that a military adviser to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has died of his wounds after an Israeli air strike near the Syrian capital.
Israel has been carrying out attacks for years against what it says are targets linked to Iran in Syria, where Tehran's influence has been growing since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad after the revolution that began in 2011.
Iran says its officers are playing an advisory role in Syria at the invitation of Damascus. Dozens of members of the Revolutionary Guards, including senior officers, have been killed in Syria during the war.
The agency said, "Miqdad Miqdani was wounded in the Zionist attack at dawn on Friday and he was martyred."
Friday's strike, Israel's sixth strike in Syria in March, also killed Milad Heidari, another military adviser and Revolutionary Guards officer.
The Revolutionary Guards vowed to respond to the attack, which Israel launched on Friday.
Two days ago, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced – in a statement – the death of one of its military advisers, Milad Heidari, in the Israeli attacks that targeted the suburbs of Damascus at dawn on Friday, vowing that Tehran "will undoubtedly respond to this crime," according to the statement.
The Revolutionary Guard indicated that the Israeli attack represented a crime and a repeated violation of Syria's sovereignty as an independent state and a member of the United Nations.
The Revolutionary Guards also denounced what it described as "the silence of the international community on Israel's crimes and repeated violations of Syrian sovereignty."