Saturday, May 25, 2024

Newly-discovered martyrs’ bodies receive hero’s welcome in Iranian cities

Iranians in several cities bid farewell on Friday to the martyrs of the war with Iraq in the 1980s, whose remains have just been surfaced.

The funeral processions were held in Isfahan, Mashhad, Lorestan, South Khorassan  provinces and in the capital city of Tehran

Thousands of mourners braved the rain to commemorate the martyrs concurrent with the martyrdom anniversary of the 6th Shia Imam, Jafa’ar al-Sadiq (PBUH).

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians were martyred in the war with the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime that broke out in 1980 and lasted for eight years.

The bodies of a large number of the martyrs never returned home.

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