General Hossein Hamedani

IRGC commander martyred in Syria laid to rest

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), who was killed by terrorist groups in Syria, has been laid to rest in the western Iranian city of Hamedan.

Senior Iranian officials and military commanders as well as people from all walks of life attended a burial service for Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani in Hamedan, his birthplace, on Monday.

A funeral ceremony was earlier held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Sunday.

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 from Syria to Iran Friday night. He 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.

Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani

Addressing Hamedani’s funeral ceremony on Monday, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari said the US is expecting the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He added that the ouster of the Syrian president would allow the US to “spread its conspiracies in the region.”

“The faithful Iranian people are telling the US, the Zionist regime [of Israel] and the Al Saud [regime] that they will defend Muslim nations in the region until the last drop of their blood,” the IRGC commander said.

He emphasized that the Iranian nation would strongly confront Daesh terrorists to eliminate them.

By Press TV