Iranian Supreme Leader’s representative at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ali Saeedi said IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani, who was martyred in Northern Syria in October, played an important role in preventing Damascus from falling into the hands of the terrorists.
“If it had not been due to Iran’s help, including General Hamadani’s, Syria would have been in the hands of terrorist by now,” Saeedi said, addressing a ceremony to commemorate the martyrdom of General Hamadani in Tehran.
Saeedi said that General Hamadani was the first commander who played an important role in forming resistance in Syria.
The IRGC in a statement in October announced that its war veteran commander had been killed in Northern Syria, while providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against the Takfiri terrorists.
Brigadier General Hamadani was martyred during clashes with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the outskirts of the city of Aleppo while fulfilling his duty as a military advisor, said the statement.
General Hamadani was in Syria to render military advice to the Syrian army and popular forces in their fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Arab country.
After his martyrdom, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the incident would make Tehran more resolute to put an end the war of militancy in Syria.
“The martyrdom of Brigadier General Hamadani reinvigorates our determination to continue his path and take a harsh and strong revenge from the terrorists and their supporters,” Brigadier General Pourdastan said in his message.