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The funeral of President Raishi, who was killed in a helicopter crash, begins today in Tabriz, Iran

Iranians today pay tribute to President Ebrahim Raisi, whose funeral begins in Tabriz, the capital of the East Azerbaijan province where he was killed on Sunday when the helicopter he was riding in crashed. The president's helicopter was returning to Tabriz, in northwestern Iran, from the border with Azerbaijan, where Raisi had attended a dam inauguration ceremony with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev. Search and rescue operations began on Sunday afternoon when the two other helicopters accompanying him lost contact with the president's helicopter due to adverse weather conditions in the rugged and wooded area. State television announced his death yesterday, Monday morning, saying that “the servant of the Iranian nation, Ayatollah Ibrahim Raishi, has reached the highest level of martyrdom” while broadcasting photos of the late president while a voice was heard reciting the Koran. Chief of the General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri asked yesterday […]
Source: News Beast

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