Iranian foreign ministry condoles over martyrdom of Mohsen Hojaji

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed his condolences to the family of the slain soldier Mohsen Hojaji and the Iranian nation.

Mohsen Hojaji, a member of the Iranian advisory support team in Syria, was captured by Daesh (ISIS) takfiri terrorists on Monday near the Tanf border crossing in southeast Syria.

The terrorists beheaded the Iranian soldier two days after capturing him.

Following the incident, Qassemi said in his message, “the outcome of Iranian servicemen’s bravery in fighting Daesh is stability, security and peace in Iran’s borders as well as dignity and empowerment for the region’s Muslims”.

“Now, it’s our duty to once again shout loudly at these merchants of death and terror and promoters of extremism and terrorism, and unveil their true, ugly faces before the whole world,” he added.

In a separate note, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a post on his Instagram said Hojaji and other martyrs have sacrificed their lives to defend innocent Muslims and fight the atrocities committed by takfiri terrorists and their supporters.

Major General Qassm Soleimani also said Thursday that Iranian forces will not rest until they have taken out every last terrorist from the face of the Muslim world.

General Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), pointed to the incident, saying the “horrific, inhumane crime” came in the wake of successive blows dealt on several fronts to Takfiri-Wahhabi terrorist groups, which are linked to the world’s imperialist power.

“The atrocity does not fall within any Islamic, or even humanitarian, principle or law. Such acts would further strengthen the Iranian servicemen’s resolve in pursuit of their cause to purge every inch of the Muslim territories of the terrorists’ evil presence,” the general noted.

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