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Martyr Lt. Gen. Hisham Ikhtyar Escorted to Final Resting Place
Jul 21, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA)- In a solemn procession, martyr Lt. Gen. Hisham Ikhtyar, member of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Head of the National Security Office, on Saturday was escorted from al-Shami Hospital to be laid to rest.
Lt. Gen. Ikhtyar died of wounds he sustained in the terrorist explosion which targeted the National Security HQ in Damascus last Wednesday.
The funeral ceremony started with the National Anthem with the martyr’s body wrapped with the flag of the Syrian Arab Army and carried by members of the Honor Guards.
The procession its course surrounded by a group of officers , while the Army Band played the music of „The Martyr“ and „The Farewell“.
Afterwards, Deputy Vice-President Farouq al-Sharaa and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Armed Forces, Minister of Defense Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij laid wreaths of flowers on the martyrs’s body before he was to be laid to rest in the Martyrs‘ Cemetery in al-Dahdah area.
The funeral ceremony was attended by Assistant Regional Secretary of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) Mohammad Saeed Bkheitan, Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Prime Minister Riyad Hijab and a number of the BASP Regional Leadership members, ministers and senior officers.
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