Mahmoud Kaveh

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 Mahmoud Kaveh
(22 May 1961 - 2 September 1986) was an Iranian
Iran
Iran , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran , is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia...

 commander
Commander
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 of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and one of the main figures in Iran-Iraq War
Iran-Iraq War
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the longest conventional war of the twentieth century...

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Early life


He was born on 22 May 1961 in Mashhad
Mashhad
Mashhad , is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shia Muslim world. It is also the only major Iranian city with an Arabic name. It is located east of Tehran, at the center of the Razavi Khorasan Province close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its...

. His father was a tradespeople in Mashhad. His father was related to Ruhollah Khomeini
Ruhollah Khomeini
Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini was an Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran...

 and Ali Khamenei
Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Hoseyni Khāmene’i is the Supreme Leader of Iran and the figurative head of the Muslim conservative establishment in Iran and Twelver Shi'a marja...

 and had role in beginning of Iranian Revolution
Iranian Revolution
The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran's monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the...

 in Mashhad. He was studied in religious science in Mashhad Hawza
Hawza
Hawza or ḥawza ʻilmiyya is a seminary of traditional Islamic school of higher learning. It is a term used mostly by the Shi'a Muslims communities to refer to a traditional Shi'a centre where clerics are trained...

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1979 Revolution


He was active in distributed of pro-Khomeini letters in his high school and other social places. He was participate with his father in protests between 1977 to 1979.

Military career


Kaveh was joined to Sepah in 1981 and was one of the youngest commandors during Iran-Iraq War
Iran-Iraq War
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the longest conventional war of the twentieth century...

. He was 19 when the war was began and was assumed Special Shohada Forces three years later which was one of the main units of AGIR.

Responsibilities


  • Military training instructor (1981–1982)
  • Head of Guards of Ruhollah Khomeini
    Ruhollah Khomeini
    Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini was an Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran...

     (1982)
  • Responsible for the Operation of Saghaz (1982–1983)
  • Brigade Operations Officer of Special Forces of Shohada (1983–1984)
  • Commander of the Special Brigade of Shohada (1984–1986)
  • Commander of the Special Division of Shohada (1986)

Death


He was killed on 2 September 1986 in Ahwaz after impacts arrow at the age of 25. His body was sent to Tehran and was buried in Behesht-e Zahra
Behesht-e Zahra
Behesht-e Zahra , is the largest cemetery in Iran. Located in the southern part of metropolitan Tehran, it is connected to the city by a metro line. The cemetery has been one of the inspirations for the popular webcomic, Zahra's Paradise.-History:...

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