39th Victory Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Marked in Syria (+Photos)
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Syrian people on Friday held a rally inside the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Zeynab (SA) in the capital's southern suburbs, marking the 39th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
According to Tasnim dispatches, senior Iranian officials attended the public gathering in Damascus to cherish the memory of the Islamic Revolution victory.
Hojatoeslam Seyed Abolfazl Tabatabaie, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Syria, and Javad Torkabadi, Tehran’s ambassador to Damascus, were among keynote speakers at the event.
Hundreds of people attended the celebration at the historic Sayyidah Zeynab Mosque in southern Damascus.
An art exhibition was also held on the sidelines of the event, portraying the sacrifices and efforts of Syria and Iranian soldiers in their fight against Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
The crowd of demonstrators in the rallies paid tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, under whose leadership the revolutionary movements triumphed over the despotic regime of Pahlavi on February 11, 1979.
Imam Khomeini had lived many years in exile, in Iraq and France, before returning home and leading a historical revolution that overthrew Pahlavi regime.
The 10-day period from the return of Imam Khomeini until the revolution’s victory is celebrated annually in Iran, and is known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).