IRGC Aerospace Force member killed in 'mission' in southeast Iran

The cause of the operative's death was not published.

 Funeral of IRGC Aerospace Force member Ali Mohammadi (photo credit: DEFA Press)
Funeral of IRGC Aerospace Force member Ali Mohammadi
(photo credit: DEFA Press)

A member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Aerospace Force was killed during a "mission" in the Sistan and Baluchistan Province in southeastern Iran earlier this week, according to Iranian media.

The operative, named Ali Mohammadi, was part of the Ansar al-Reza Corps which is based in the South Khorasan Province, according to the governor of South Khorasan.

The cause of the operative's death was not published.

Latest IRGC death in string of incidents

The death is the latest in a series of deaths among IRGC officials and civilians who work with the terrorist organization in recent months.

 IRGC air-defense system (credit: TASNIM NEWS AGENCY) IRGC air-defense system (credit: TASNIM NEWS AGENCY)

In June, Iranian officials announced that two personnel from the IRGC's Aerospace Force had been killed while "carrying out their mission" in Iran.

The Saudi-backed Iranian news television station Iran International claimed at the time that the two were involved in developing weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon and that their deaths were not caused by an accident.

In May, an engineer at the Parchin military complex was killed in an incident that was initially reported by Iranian media as an "accident," but which was later reported as "industrial sabotage." The New York Times reported that the engineer was killed in a drone strike that targeted the site.