Leader pays homage to Founder of Islamic Republic, martyrs
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has visited the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, to pay tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
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Also on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei paid respect to the martyrs of the Islamic Revolution, soldiers martyred during the Iran-Iraq war back in the 1980s as well as the military advisers killed in Syria.
The Leader also visited the tombs of the 16 heroic firefighters, who lost their lives battling a massive blaze that consumed a high-rise in downtown Tehran on January 19.
In a message issued on the eve of the burial procession earlier this week, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the sacrifices of the firefighters, saying they are martyrs on the path of a difficult service and fulfilling a risky duty and, God willing, will never be forgotten.
Source: Al Alam News Network