The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, attended the funeral of Major General Ahmad Kazemi, Commander of the Ground Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and a number of his colleagues on Wednesday, January 11.
Major General Kazemi and a number of other senior IRGC officers attained martyrdom in a tragic plane crash near the city of Orumiyeh in Western Azarbaijan Province on January 9.
Ayatollah Khamenei paid homage to the martyrs at the Tehran University Mosque, where the bodies of martyred IRGC officers were kept before the funeral procession got underway. Then, he had a cordial meeting with the bereaved families of the martyrs and condoled with them over the tragic incident.
The Leader also prayed to Almighty Allah to bestow patience and fortitude on the bereaved families and remunerate them for their forbearance.