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Iranian IRGC officers 'martyred' amid simmering tensions with Israel

The deaths followed the assassination three weeks ago of an IRGC colonel, which Tehran has blamed on Israel.
Hossein Salami, head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), takes part in Revolutionary Guards Col. Sayyad Khodai's funeral procession.

Two officers from aerospace units within Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the country's Defense Ministry have been killed, according to official statements by the two institutions.

Identified as Ali Kamani and Mohammad Abdous, the men died in separate incidents in Markazi and Semnan provinces, respectively. Providing few details, the statements confirmed that the pair were "martyred while on duty."

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