Iran says Israel ‘in complete panic’ over Syria attack response


TEHRAN: An adviser to Iran's supreme leader said on Saturday that Israel is fearful of possible retaliation feedback From iran After the strike in Syria Which killed members of its Revolutionary Guards.
“It's been a week zionist “They are in complete panic and on alert.”
ISNA news agency quoted Yahya Rahim Safavi, a senior adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying.
“They don't know what Iran wants to do, so they and their supporters are afraid,” ISNA quoted him as saying.
Tehran has blamed Israel and vowed to avenge the April 1 airstrike on Damascus that destroyed the Iranian embassy's consulate, killing seven members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including two generals. were killed.
Following the attack, on which Israel has not commented, its military announced a holiday suspension. It also said authorities have decided to increase manpower and draft reserve troops to conduct air defence.
“This psychological, media and political war is more terrible for them than the war itself, because they are waiting for a attack every night and many of them have fled and gone to shelters,” Safavi said.
Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the April 1 attack killed 16 people. The dead included General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, who were senior commanders quds forceThe foreign operations branch of the IRGC.
Zahedi, 63, was the most senior Iranian soldier killed since Quds Force chief General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a United States missile strike on Baghdad airport in 2020.
The attack in Damascus came against the backdrop of the Gaza war, which began with a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 that killed 1,170 people, mostly civilians.
Tehran supports Hamas but has denied any direct involvement in the attack, which triggered sustained bombing and ground offensives as Israel vowed to destroy Hamas.
The health ministry of the Hamas-run Palestinian territory says at least 33,686 people have been killed there during the six-month war.
Iran does not recognize Israel and the two countries have fought a shadow war for years.
The Islamic republic has accused Israel of carrying out a series of sabotage and assassinations targeting its nuclear program.

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