Tehran (IP) - Martyrdom anniversary of one of the prominent figures of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ground Forces Commander Ahmad Kazemi was held in Tehran on Monday.

Iran PressIran News: The commander of IRGC's Quds Force Brigadier-General Ismail Ghaani attended the ceremony.

Martyr Ahmad Kazemi was born in 1958 in Najafabad, Isfahan and, like other young people, was engaged in education. With the emergence of the sparks of the Islamic Revolution, he fought alongside the nation against the oppressive imperial regime and in the twenty-third spring of his life, he went to Kurdistan in early 1959 to suppress the internal enemies of the revolution. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, he was one of the first people to join the IRGC and was one of the brave, energetic, managerial and creative commanders. Martyr Kazemi, with the start of the imposed war, appeared on the fronts of Abadan with a group of 50 people and began the fight against the invading enemy. From the very beginning, he took command of one of the fronts of Abadan and had an important responsibility in the siege of Abadan and in one of the axes of the operation.

A Falcon airplane carrying military officials of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces, including IRGC Ground Forces Commander Ahmad Kazemi, crashed on January 9, 2006, killing all 11 people on board.

The Armed Forces headquarters issued a statement citing the failure of the plane’s two engines as the cause of the crash.


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