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Iranian Soldier Beheaded by IS in Syria Mourned as an Icon

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Iran's supreme leader and thousands of others Wednesday mourned a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the so-called Islamic State group, a killing that has struck a nerve within the Islamic Republic as its forces continue to suffer casualties in Iraq and Syria.

The slaying of 25-year-old Mohsen Hojaji captured the imagination of many in Iran, a Shiite-ruled nation whose national religion considers as acts of mourning and acknowledging sacrifices a sacred act. Since his...

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