05 Jun '12, 2am

Mystery Iranian deaths amid shadow war 10+ IRGC senior officers reported dead due to unreported violence. Purge anyone?

Mystery Iranian deaths amid shadow war 10+ IRGC senior officers reported dead due to unreported violence. Purge anyone?

At least 10 high-ranking officers in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps are reported to have died recently, apparently in violent circumstances. But only two of the deaths have been made public, raising suspicions the officers may have been assassinated by Iran's enemies. The unusually large number of deaths among senior IRGC commanders followed a disclosure by Israel's military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, in April that covert Special Forces operations against "enemy countries" were becoming more intense. There doesn't appear to be any solid evidence the Israelis were involved in the deaths of the Revolutionary Guard chiefs. But Gantz told the Yediot Ahronot daily, "You almost won't find a point in time where something isn't happening somewhere in the world. I'm escalating all those special operations." He didn't say which countries were being targeted. But in rece...

Full article: http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Mystery_Iranian_deaths_am...

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