A senior official of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Colonel Hasan Sayyad Khodaei, was assassinated by unknown assailants at around 4 pm local time in Tehran on Sunday, May 22. As per reports, gunmen riding two motorcycles fired at Khodaei when he was entering his house.
Khodaei had been a Colonel in IRGC’s elite Quds force responsible for international operations. He had led operations against ISIS in Syria.
According to Iranian news reports, the alleged assailants have not yet been arrested and an investigation is on to uncover the real culprits behind the assassination.