Senior Iranian commander killed in Israeli strike, says Iran state media

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  1. A suspected Israeli strike has destroyed the Iranian consulate building in Syria's capital, Damascus, Syrian state media report
  2. Photos show smoke and dust rising from the flattened multi-storey structure in the west of the city
  3. A senior Revolutionary Guards commander Brig-Gen Mohammad Reza Zahedi is among the dead, Iranian state media says
  4. The Israeli military says it does not comment on foreign media reports
  5. The Syrian defence ministry said Israeli aircraft targeted the consulate building at about 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT)
  6. The UK-based war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says eight people were killed
  7. Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks on Iranian-linked targets in Syria in the past few years, but rarely acknowledges the strikes
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