Based on a ceasefire deal between Hezbollah and ISIS, the body of Martyr Mohsen Hojaji, who was recently decapitated by the Takfiri terrorists in Syria, was delivered to Hezbollah to be returned home.
The transfer of Lebanon’s captured soldiers and two martyrs, as well as the body of Martyr Hojaji, took place after the buses carrying ISIS militants and their families arrived in the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs Province, according to media reports.
Hojaji, a holy shrine defender, was taken hostage by the ISIS Takfiri group near the Iraqi border on August 7 and was beheaded two days later.
The shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, a sister of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shiite Imam, is located in Damascus, Syria. Iranian military advisers have played a decisive role in the protection of the holy shrine against terrorist attacks.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including ISIS, currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.