Assassination of IRGC officer is new phase in Iran-Israel shadow war - analysis

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Assassination of IRGC officer is new phase in Iran-Israel shadow war - analysis
Iran has said it will retaliate for the killing of Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari, which it blames on Israel.
By ARON ROSENTHAL/THE MEDIA LINE
Published: JUNE 3, 2022

Israel updated the travel warning for its citizens visiting Turkey after the threat of retaliatory attacks from Iran in the wake of the killing of a top colonel, in what some analysts say is an escalation of the simmering conflict between the two countries. The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement on Monday saying that the Israeli security establishment possesses intelligence of a “tangible threat to Israelis in Turkey. There is also a higher threat level in additional countries bordering Iran.”

This announcement came a week after the execution of Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari, an officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who was shot five times by unidentified gunmen on a residential street in Tehran. The head of the IRGC, Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami, accused Israel of being responsible for the assassination. Accusations of Israel’s responsibility were corroborated by a New York Times report in the wake of the assassination, which leaked information from an unnamed American official, claiming that Israel had informed the US that it carried out the killing.

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