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IRGC Qods Force deputy commander passes away

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 18, IRNA -- Deputy Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Brigadier General Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Hejazi who was suffering from a heart disorder passed away on Sunday evening.

The IRGC has in a statement on the occasion announced that the IRGC Brigadier General Hejazi's demise happened following his long years of restless and selfless services at various sensitive scenes of safeguarding the Islamic Revolution and the holy Islamic Republic of Iran.

"That pious, revolutionary and sincere supporter of the Supreme Leader spent the entire eight years of the Iraqi-imposed war at the war front, playing a heroic and unforgettable role in attracting, organizing and dispatching combatants to the warfronts of campaign against Saddam Hussain's Baathist army and the mercenaries of the global oppression system," reads the statement in part.

He was the commander of the Basij (popular mobilization) force for ten years after the war, the head of the IRGC Joint Chief of Staff, deputy IRGC chief, and logistical support for IRI Armed Forces Industrial Research and Armed Forces Industries.

Brigadier General Hejazi was also for a while the head of IRGC forces in Lebanon and used his experience in combat against the ISIS forces in Syria.

After Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani's martyrdom in Iraqi by the criminal hands of the US forces he became the deputy chief of the IRGC Quds force.

The IRGC has consoled the Supreme Leader, the Iranian nation, and Hejazi's fellow combatants at IRGC on the sad occasion, and announced that his funeral procession will be held tomorrow while observing the entire medical health protocols of the National Headquarters for Campaign against Corona.


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