Funeral procession of General Hamedani held in Tehran

Tehran, Oct 11, IRNA – The funeral procession for the martyr Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani who was killed by Daesh terrorists in Syria, was held in Tehran on Sunday morning.

Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei delivered a speech in the funeral ceremony. The body of martyr Hamedani is set to be delivered to Hamedan, in south west of Tehran, on Monday to be buried in his hometown. Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday condoled the nation on the martyrdom of Hamedani. The Leader said in a message that the veteran combatant attained the honor of martyrdom while defending the sanctity of the shrines of the Prophet Muhammad’s Honourable Household. Ayatollah Khamenei further expressed condolences to the Brigadier General’s family and his fellow combatants. General Hamedani, a veteran IRGC commander during the Saddam-imposed war (1980-88), was killed when he was on a military consultant position in the vicinity of Syria's city of Aleppo on Thursday evening. Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firoozabadi, and IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari expressed their condolences over his departure too. Also ministers of defense, foreign affaris, and interior, secretary of Expediency Council and Friday Prayers leader of Hamedan issued condolence messages on General Hamedani's martyrdom. 9060**1771