The central cemetery of Iran’s capital Tehran, is not only the biggest cemetery of the country, but also one of the biggest cemetery of the world. It is the final resting place to approximately 1.3 mio. people, and lies in the very south of the city.
The following photo gallery is supposed to give you a general idea of the place, and the special buildings it hosts. There are isolated sections for the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war, sections for Iranians martyred during the Hajj to Mekka, defenders of Islam, Iraqi-Kurdish victims of the 1988 gas attacks on Halabja, and more recently, a visitor with a sharp eye can easily find the graves of Iranian soldiers that gave their lives in Syria.
Iran’s Al-Quds force is present in this country with an unknown number of combatants, thus an unknown number of martyrs, too. It is believed to be around 400 currently. They are buried usually in the cemeteries of their home town. Because Tehran is Iran’s biggest city, logically most of the Iranians martyred in Syria can be found in Behesht-e Zahra.
Their graves are usually marked with locations like “Halab” (Aleppo), “Dimashq” (Damascus), or simply “Sooria” (Syria).
The following section of photographs shows all the people, that have earned a spot in the section for non-Iranian martyrs for “defending Islam” or for carrying out attacks against Israel and its citizens, among other examples.