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Two aerospace division officers from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps who died over the weekend were involved in arming the Lebanese-based and Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group, according to reports.

UK-based Iran International reported that Ali Kamani and Mohammad Abdous were “developing arms” for Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, and that the two men “were not killed in accidents”, as Iranian state media has reported.

The two men died in separate incidents in different locations in Iran over the weekend. Details around their deaths remain unclear.

Hezbollah is known to have built up an arsenal of hundreds of thousands of rockets with the help of Tehran, as part of their work to threaten Israeli security.

Israel has consistently vowed to prevent Iran from transferring advanced missile technology to the Lebanese-based terror group, which seeks to destroy Israel.

The incidents came amid rising tensions between Israel and Iran, with Tehran issuing threats against the Jewish state and reportedly targeting Israeli civilians in Turkey.

Israel’s Channel 13 reported on Monday that several Israelis visiting the Turkish city of Istanbul were whisked out of the country last week by Israeli security officials, who were acting on intelligence showing that the visitors were at immediate risk from Iranian assassins.