Iranian Revolutionary Guards members march during a parade ceremony, just outside Tehran, Iran Sept. 21, 2008. (AP/Vahid Salemi)
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Iran is bringing home the body of a top-ranking military officer killed in April in southern Syria, Iranian news agencies reported, at least the second senior Iranian to die there this year while supporting Damascus in the war.The conflict is a focal point for Shiite Islamist Iran's power struggle with Sunni Saudi Arabia, which supports the insurgents battling to topple Assad.Kajbaf held the highest rank used in Iran's armed forces, making him more senior than an IRGC brigadier general who was killed in January by an Israeli missile strike in Syrian territory near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along with a number of fighters from Hezbollah.
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