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Valiollah Fallahi

Valiollah Fallahi
Major General Valiollah Fallahi
Born 1931
Died 29 September 1981 (49-50)
near Tehran, Iran
Allegiance Military of Iran
Service/branch Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Years of service –1981
Rank Major General
Chief of Staff
Unit Armoured Corps
Commands held Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War

Valiollah Fallahi (1931 – 29 September 1981), was a military officer and prominent figure during the Iran–Iraq war.

Career

Fallahi served as commander ground forces.[1] Until June 1980 he was the deputy commander of joint staff.[2] He was appointed by Abolhassan Bani Sadr as joint chief of staff in June 1980.[3][4]

Death

On 29 September 1981 he died with several top commanders including General Javad Fakouri (Air Force Commander), General Yusof Kolahdouz (Acting Commander of the Revolutionary Guards), Brigadier General Seyed Mousa Namjoo (Defence Minister) and Commander Jahanara in a plane crash that was due to land in Tehran after take off from Ahvaz.[5][6]

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