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Martyrs of Holy Defense

 

Martyrs of Holy Defense

The extensive and voluntarily presence of Iranian different groups in battlefields

makes our holy defense distinct from other wars.

When a country is involved into the war, it is the duty of army forces to defend country land, but, in the years of imposed war, the presence of people particularly students is considerable.

The Martyr’s Foundation, as a organization that collects war combatants information, have announced the martyr’s numbers:

  • Total number: 1880150 people. 171000people are martyred in the battlefields and 16780ones in the cities and residential areas by air attacks and artillery fire.
  • Single martyrs : 71% (132770)
  • 16to20- year-old people : 44%
  • 21to25 - year- old people : 30% 
  • The average : 23 year- old people
  • 20year-old people are the most.
  • Basiji groups : 45%
  • Revolutionary Guard corps : 19%
  • Army forces : 23%
  • Police Forces : 8/2%
  • Jihade Sazandegi, organization of war engineering : 3/1%
  • Students : 5/18%
  • Students of university : 2/1%