Slain Iranian general’s body reaches Najaf

WEB DESK: The remains of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Sayyed Raza Mousavi, who lost his life in a Syrian airstrike conducted by Israel on Monday, were transported to the Iraqi city of Najaf on Wednesday.

According to Shafaq News Agency, the funeral procession will begin from the Bab al-Tusi gate to the shrine of Imam Ali, and then will proceed to Karbala.

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“The body will then be transported to Tehran for a funeral attended by senior Iranian military and political leaders,” said the correspondent of the enws agency.

“The procession will depart from Imam Hussein Square in the south to Tajrish Square in the north, where Mousavi will be buried.”

For years, the United States and Israel have conducted attacks on targets they identify as linked to Iran in Syria, where Tehran’s influence has expanded since it supported President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict that began in 2011.

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