Several strategic regions in the Northern countryside of Homs province were regained by forces trained by a Brigade that was formed by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani who was killed in Northern Syria earlier this month.
Imam Reza (AS) Brigade that was formed of the Syrian popular forces by Brigadier General Hamadani and trained by the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement could recapture a number of blocks and farms in Mukhtariya district in the Eastern part of Tir al-Ma’aleh region, Homs province, a field source told FNA on Thursday.
He added that Imam Reza (AS) forces also inflicted heavy loss and damage on the terrorists’ strongholds in the region and made them flee the scene after fierce clashes.
The IRGC in a statement on October 9 announced that its war veteran commander had been killed in Northern Syria, while providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against the Takfiri terrorists.
General Hamadani was martyred during an attack by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the outskirts of the city of Aleppo while fulfilling his duty as military advisor and defending the holy Shiite shrines in the country, said the statement.
General Hamadani was in Syria to render military advice to the Syrian army and popular forces in their fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Arab country.
Also in a message on October 10, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the death of Brigadier General Hamadani in Syria would make Tehran more resolute to put an end the war of militancy in Syria.
“The martyrdom of Brigadier General Hamadani reinvigorates our determination to continue his path and take a harsh and strong revenge from the terrorists and their supporters,” Brigadier General Pourdastan said in his message.