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Report: Slain IRGC colonel oversaw terror attacks against Israelis, Jews worldwide
A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who was killed outside his home earlier today is said to have overseen planned kidnapping and terror attacks against Israelis and Jews worldwide, according to unsourced Hebrew media reports.
Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari was shot five times by two unidentified gunmen in his car in the middle of Tehran, according to Iranian state media.
According to Channel 13 News, one of the operatives overseen by Khodayari was Mansour Rasouli, who reportedly admitted to Mossad agents during an interrogation at his home in Iran that he was sent to target an Israeli diplomat in Turkey, as well as an American general stationed in Germany, and a journalist in France.