Hamas, Islamic Jihad condemn attacks on Iranian advisors in Syria

The Palestinian resistance movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad have strongly condemned an Israeli attack on a residential building in the Syrian capital, Damascus, which killed five Iranian military advisors.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Hamas said the attack earlier in the day on the Mazzeh neighborhood was a violation of the Syrian sovereignty.

It said the attack once again laid bare the threat posed by the “Nazi” Zionist regime to the security and stability of the region.

The Islamic Jihad issued a statement, saying the attack was an attempt by the Israeli regime to divert attention from its failure in the campaign in Gaza and to expand the scope of aggression to other parts of the region.

It said the attack cannot dent the resolve of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in its mission to fight Israel, adding that nor can it shake Syria’s position as a major supporter of the Palestinian cause.

Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad offered condolences to the Iranian nation, the government and the IRGC for the loss.

The IRGC on Saturday confirmed the death of four of its officers in what it said was an Israeli attack on Damascus. A fifth officer was confirmed dead later in the day after he succumbed to injuries suffered in the attack.

IRGC forces have been serving in Syria in an advisory capacity and as part of a decade-long agreement with the Syrian government and armed forces.

The Israeli attacks on Syria come amid the regime’s relentless genocidal campaign in Gaza where it has killed nearly 25,000 people since early October.

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