The Islamic State killed a general from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) during fighting near the Syrian city of Aleppo. The general is the third senior Iranian military leader to have been killed while battling the Islamic State and other jihadist groups operating in Syria and Iraq this year.

The IRGC announced that Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani “was killed by the ISIL terrorists while in an advisory mission in Syria,” the Tasnim News Agency reported, using an outdated acronym to describe the Islamic State. Hamedani’s death was mourned by Iran’s president, the Minister of Defense, the Foreign Minister, and other senior Iranian officials.

Hamedani was purportedly killed while fighting “the ISIL terrorists on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo.” The Islamic State is said to be pressing an offensive on the contested city of Aleppo. […]