Iran has been showcasing missiles, drones and naval ships in recent weeks, seeking to show off its capabilities on the eve of the incoming Biden administration.
The strikes come as the Trump administration is wrapping up its era.
Iran says its navy and IRGC naval units are at the peak of their abilities.
The IRGC also behaves more like a pirate navy than an actual navy, harassing ships, threatening others and sometimes outright stealing and hijacking vessels.
The incident is one of many like this that form part of the narrative of what is, or is not, happening in the shadowy “war between the wars” in Syria.
Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups helped retrieve the bodies, the two officials said, without elaborating or giving the exact time of the incident.
In some ways it is a tragedy that these men turned their fire and anger against Israel and the US.
Clearly Fakhrizadeh was a key to Iran’s program and his killing shows how vulnerable that program is.
The killing of Fakhrizadeh is major news globally. As such it is a huge embarrassment for Iran.
The website also features competitions ‘Why Down with the USA?’ and ‘Message to American Soldiers,’ for which students can enter drawings, essays, voice recordings and video clips.