The presence of IRGC Major General Mohsen Rezai, former Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC in the forefront of the burial of Qasem Shojaei, the killed commander of Qods force (IRGC external wing), shows his key role in the war to defend Bashar Assad’s government. 

Qods force commands the anti-human war in Syria and Qasem Soleimani, Commander of Qods Force, leads the war in Syria by sending staff and field commanders of Qods force to Syria under his direct supervision. In addition to the Syrian Army, the forces under the command of this staff are the forces of Hezbollah of Lebanon and the forces dispatched from Iraq and Iran. 

Until now a significant number of Qods force commanders have been killed in Syria and transferred to Iran to be buried in various cities. In their propaganda mullahs say that these commanders were defending the Zeinab Shrine (one of the Shiite holy places in Syria).