Two Iranian Aerospace Staff "Martyred": State Media

June 13, 2022

Author: 

Maziar Motamedi

Publication: 

Al Jazeera

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) issued a statement on June 12 that IRGC Aerospace Force member Ali Kamani died in a "driving accident" while on duty in the Iranian city of Khomein. The following day, Fars News Agency, a news service with ties to the IRGC, announced that Mohammad Abdous, an aerospace worker employed by the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), had died during a mission in Semnan Province on June 12. Iran's state media described the deaths as "martyrdoms," suggesting that Abdous and Kamani had been killed.