Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who died on Syria's Golan Heights Sunday alongside senior Hezbollah fighters, was buried Wednesday in Tehran. Israel has not officially commented on the incident.
A combination of Iraqi Army units and Kurdish and Shiite paramilitaries has flushed Sunni militants from much of Diyala Province. But tribal leaders run a lethal risk for defying militants and joining the resistance.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has resumed his harsh rhetoric after negotiators in Vienna extended the deadline for nuclear talks. But his actions suggest he is preparing Iranians for a deal.