TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (Press Shia Agency) – IRGC ground forces PR announced Thu. that DNA tests have confirmed identity of martyred Mohsen Hojaji, a member of an Iranian advisory support team who was beheaded by ISIL terrorists in Syria.
The announcement also includes the date for funeral services on Saturday September 2 in Tehran.
Mohsen Hojaji, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) soldier dispatched to Syria as part of an advisory support team, was reportedly taken hostage by ISIL near Syria’s border with Iraq on August 7 and was beheaded two days later. The video of his capture shared by ISIL went viral on the internet, prompting many Iranian officials to voice stronger resolve for eradicating ISIL terrorists from the region.