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Iran embassy confirms assassination of head of development project group by Syrian terrorists

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Beirut, Feb 14, IRNA -- Iran’s Embassy here confirmed Thursday the assassination of head of Iranian delegation in charge of development projects in Lebanon by Syrian terrorist groups.

Releasing a statement, the Embassy confirmed that Hassan Shateri was assassinated by terrorist groups in Syria while he was on his way back to Lebanon from the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Martyr Shateri who was in Aleppo to implement reconstruction and development projects in that city, was assassinated by Syrian terrorists while he was on his way to the Damascus airport to return to Lebanon.

The Iranian development delegation headed by Martyr Shateri played a major role in reconstructing southern Lebanon after the Zionist regime’s 33-day war against the country in 2006.

Martyr Shateri was highly respected by Lebanese people and officials.

The Lebanese newspaper Äl-Safir reported on Thursday that martyr Shateri was in Aleppo to study some reconstruction projects in parts of the Syrian city.

A ceremony is to be held for martyr Shateri in Iran’s Embassy in Beirut later on Thursday.

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