Iran holds funeral for IRGC commander killed in Syria

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iran
Monday, 12 October 2015

Iran has held funeral ceremony for Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), who was killed by terrorist groups in Syria.

Senior Iranian officials and military commanders and people from all walks of life attended the ceremony in the Iranian capital, Tehran, Sunday morning.

The IRGC announced in a statement on October 9 that Hamedani had been killed by the Takfiri Daesh terrorists during an advisory mission on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Hamedani’s body was repatriated to Iran Friday night and is scheduled to be buried in the western city of Hamedan, his birthplace, on Monday.

The IRGC commander had been sent to Syria as a military adviser for the Syrian army in its fight against terrorist groups. Hamedani had also played a leading role in establishing the IRGC.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday offered his condolences on Hamedani’s martyrdom and said the commander spent the final years of his life safeguarding the sanctity of holy shrines in confrontation with ruthless and anti-Islam Takfiri terrorists and gave his life in that honorable path.

In a message on October 9, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani also said the killing of the brave IRGC commander was “a big loss and caused deep grief.”

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