Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday praised iconic martyr Mohsen Hojaji, who was beheaded by the Takfiri ISIL terror group in Syria last month.
Imam Khamenei attended a funeral ceremony of Hojaji at a mosque in downtown Tehran. His eminence prayed for the soul of Hojajji, 25, and condoled with his bereaved family who were present by the martyr’s coffin at the Imam Hussein Mosque.
The Leader praised Hojaji’s courage, as well as the fortitude of his family.
Hojaji was a member of the Iranian military advisory team, which assists the Syria army in its counter-terrorism operations against Takfiri terrorists. He was taken hostage by ISIL terrorists near the Iraqi border on August 7 and beheaded two days later.
Thousands of people in Tehran have attended the mass funeral. Several high-ranking Iranian officials were attending, including parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Head of Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs Mohammad Ali Shahidi, participating in the ceremony on behalf of President Hassan Rouhani, as well as Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Commander of the Ground Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, Head of Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali.