Basij member Abolfazl Shiravanian was killed in a defense operation on Zaynab Shrine in Damascus. The funeral took place in Esfahan. Abulfazel was the son of military official Mojtaba Shiroanian, who died in the Iran-Iraq War. Shiravanian is the son of Brig. Gen Mojtaba Shiravanian Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values Isfahan Province Managing Director. (Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in Damascus is one of the holiest places for Shiites and pilgrimage sites).” Zaynab was the third child of Ali (first Shiite Imam) and Fatimah, and resembles sacrifice, pity and strength (“Peace be upon you, O’ daughter of him (Ali) who struck with the sword of two blades” – a proverb traditionally recited to obtain divine blessing while visiting her shrine).