Huge crowds of Iranian people, including the Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, on Wednesday took part in a funeral ceremony in Tehran held for Mohsen Hojaji, the Iranian soldier who was beheaded by the ISIS terrorist group in Syria.

At the beginning of the funeral procession in Tehran, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, accompanied by the country’s top military commanders, prayed near Hojaji’s Iranian-flag-wrapped casket.

Ayatollah Khamenei also met the family of the revered young martyr and praised their fortitude.

Thousands of people also attended the mass funeral, which has begun from Imam Hussein square in downtown Tehran.

Here are photos of the ceremony retrieved from various news agencies:

Since the martyrdom of 25-year-old Mohsen Hojaji, many Iranian artists have memorialized his death in videos and paintings.

The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement on August 31 received the body of Hojaji from ISIS based on a ceasefire deal between the two sides.

The transfer of Lebanon’s captured soldiers and two martyrs, as well as 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.

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