Leader awards ‘medal of conquest’ to naval commanders for capture of U.S. Marines

February 1, 2016

TEHRAN – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei awarded ‘medal of conquest’ to IRGC Naval Force commanders over a recent detention of 10 U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf.

IRGC Naval Force Commander Ali Fadavi and four other IRGC commanders were among those awarded by the Leader on Sunday, Tasnim reported.

Ayatollah Khamenei, who is the chief commander of the Armed Forces, also approved the promotion of other commanders and staff involved in the operation as per the request of Iranian Armed Forces General Staff.