Iran Confirms Receiving Body of Martyr Hojaji from ISIS

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed on Thursday that the body the Hezbollah resistance forces received from ISIS terrorists belongs to Iranian martyr Mohsen Hojaji.

Based on a ceasefire deal between the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement and ISIS, the body of Martyr Hojaji, who was recently decapitated by the Takfiri terrorists in Syria, was delivered to Hezbollah to be returned home.

IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour had earlier noted that DNA tests are underway to identify the body received from ISIS.

Later on Thursday, however, the IRGC Public Relations Department in a statement confirmed that the body belongs to the Iranian martyr.

The statement also declared that the funeral ceremony for Hojaji will be held on Saturday, September 2, in Tehran from 4 pm (local time).

The transfer of the body of Martyr Hojaji took place after the buses carrying ISIS militants and their families arrived in the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs Province, according to media reports.

Hojaji, a holy shrine defender, was taken hostage by the ISIS Takfiri group near the Iraqi border on August 7 and was beheaded two days later.

The shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, a sister of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shiite Imam, is located in Damascus, Syria. Iranian military advisers have played a decisive role in the protection of the holy shrine against terrorist attacks.

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