Thousands of Iranians, including the political and military leadership of the country, gathered to pay the tribute to Mohsen Hojaji, a young soldier beheaded by ISIS at the Syrian-Iraqi border on September 27.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Chief of the General Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri as well as other top Iranian military servicemen and politicians participated in the event.
Mohsen Hojaji was a member of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. He was serving as a military adviser to the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). A strong point of the PMU’s Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada was attacked by ISIS inside Iraq, near the border with Syria in August 2017.
The terrorists delivered notable casualties to Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada and captured Mohsen Hojaji in that battle. Later Mohsen Hojaji was beheaded by ISIS.
According to PMU sources, the ISIS border attack was de-facto supported by strikes of the US-led coalition. However, the coalition rejected these claims.