Associated Press reports a rather sketchy story about what is being presented as the first Iranian casualty of the latest war in Iraq. It’s not clear if he was flying or fighting on the ground;
The Fars news agency appeared to confirm the IRNA report, publishing photos of a funeral service for the pilot on Friday in his home province of Fars, in southern Iran.
Fars did not give any details, but hinted that Alamdari Mourjani was a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, whose elite Quds Force is believed to be on the ground and assisting Iraqi forces, despite Tehran’s denials.
Earlier in the week, the Iraqi defence ministry said it had taken delivery of five Sukhoi Su-25 warplanes and released video footage of them being unloaded from a cargo plane.
Of course, Iran is mostly Shi’ite and the government has vowed to defend Shia holy sites from the Sunni “Islamic Nation”, formerly the ISIS, I think.
Category: Terror War