Sep 13, 2018 08:20 Asia/Tehran

The funeral ceremony for 135 unidentified martyrs of the sacred defense era (Iran-Iraq war) was held in Tehran on Thursday.

The funeral of 135 unidentified martyrs in Tehran

Iran Press/Iran- On the third day of the mourning month of Muharram, the funeral procession for 135 unidentified martyrs of the sacred defense era (eight-year imposed war) got underway at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday ( 13 September), in an area adjacent to Tehran University.

High-ranking government and military officials, families of the martyrs of sacred defense era, the general public, and members of Iran's armed forces all accompanied the funeral procession as it passed through the streets of central Tehran.

The coffins of the martyrs were draped in the flag of the Islamic Republic, and many of the emotional mourners, whilst crying, touched the coffins of the unidentified martyrs, symbolically saying their last farewell to their loved ones.

In a speech before the funeral procession got underway, the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Ja'fari said:  "The martyrs who were missing and whose bodies have now been recovered, they certainly had some intentions to return to Iran at this special time, When the necessity of their presence in society is felt more than ever, in the ceremony."

He emphasized: "Whatever we have is from our martyrs, so I hope we appreciate the blood of martyrs and those who sacrificed their lives."

135 unidentified martyrs of the sacred defense era were laid to rest after an emotional funeral procession in Tehran on Thursday.