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Imam Khomeini’s passing away anniversary marked in Damascus

4 June 2016 8:36



A mourning event was held at the holy shrine of Sayyidah Zeinab (PBUH) in Syria’s capital of Damascus on Friday to pay tribute to founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (God bless his soul), on the 27th anniversary of his passing away.

According to Tasnim news agency, mourners gathered at the holy shrine of Sayyidah Zeinab (PBUH), daughter of the Shias’ first Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH) and granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny), to pay homage to Imam Khomeini (God bless his soul).

In an address to the participants, Hezbollah Political Bureau Chief, Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyid, lauded Imam Khomeini for leaving the legacy of Islamic Resistance, as in Lebanon and Palestine in the fight against the Zionist regime of Israel.

Iran’s Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Reza Sheibani and Abolfazl Tabatabai, the representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Syria, were also present in the gathering.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Moussavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, engineered Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran.

Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.

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