Iranian Commanders Killed in Syria as Assad, Allies Attack

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  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards back new offensive by Syrian chief
  • Russia provides air support as 4 1/2-year war enters new phase

Iranians follow a vehicle carrying the coffin of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani during his funeral procession in Tehran on Oct. 11.

Photographer: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Two more Iranian commanders were reported to have been killed in Syria, where Iran and now Russia are supporting a renewed offensive against rebels by President Bashar al-Assad’s army.

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