In Memory of Aqil Behzadian: Iranian Patriot's Ultimate Sacrifice in Damascus Raid

In Memory of Aqil Behzadian: Iranian Patriot's Ultimate Sacrifice in Damascus Raid

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Aqil Fazl Behzadian, a highly talented and faithful Iranian patriot, met his martyrdom in Israel's recent attack on Damascus.

With proficiency in multiple languages and a deep commitment to combating terrorism, Behzadian spent three decades in Syria, where he stood among the first defenders against the onslaught of terrorist forces.

On Sunday, January 10, 2024, the Zionist regime targeted a building on Al-Mezze Street in Damascus, Syria, resulting in the martyrdom of several Iranian advisers and some Syrian citizens. Among the martyrs were prominent individuals like Hujjatollah Omidvar, also known as Haj Sadeq, Ali Aghazadeh, Hossein Mohammadi, Saeed Karimi, and Amin Samadi.

However, among the names declared as other martyrs in this incident, the name of a young man stands out: Aqil Fazl Behzadian. Acquaintances, relatives, and officials who worked with him describe him as an extremely talented, intelligent, faithful, and unique person.

Born to an Iranian father and a Lebanese mother, Martyr Behzadian spent three decades of his life residing in Syria. In the vigor of his youth and with the onset of terrorists' invasion of Syria, he was among the first to confront them. From the beginning, he joined as a defender of the shrine, supporting Iranian advisers in the battle against terrorism and Takfiri militants.

The Iranian youth, cultured and elite, proficient in English, Arabic, and German, and highly skilled in anti-terrorism efforts, achieved martyrdom on the 8th of Rajab. He became a martyr at the hands of the most repressive regime, Israel, on the same day that he lost his father 8 years ago, passing from this world to the hereafter.


Martyr Behzadian's father served as an employee at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus. Although members of this family consider themselves part of the unified Islamic Ummah, they particularly identify as Iranians in terms of nationality.

When colleagues speak of Martyr Behzadian, they emphasize that even after living in Syria for thirty years, he never lost his love for Iran.


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