Mideast Iran Lebanon

February 14, 2013 - 1:31 PM
This undated photo released by the semi-official Fars News Agency, shows Gen. Hassan Shateri. Prominent Iranian politicians and clerics led mourners at a funeral Thursday for a senior commander of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guards who was killed this week while traveling from Syria to Lebanon, local media said. The semi-official Fars news agency identified the slain commander as Gen. Hassan Shateri, and said he was in charge of reconstruction projects in southern Lebanon. He was killed on the road linking Damascus with Beirut on Wednesday, it said. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Ehsan Rajabi)