Iran did not provide any details on Col. Alamdari's death, and it was not immediately known if he was killed while flying a combat aircraft, like one of Su-25 close air support aircraft that Iran transferred to Iraq recently, or whether he was killed in action on the ground. He could have been involved in advisory and training role with the Iraqi air force or operating Iranian UAVs over Iraq.
Photo credit: The funeral ceremony for IRGC Col. Alamdari Mourjani, KIA in Iraq. 5 July 2014, Shiraz. (FNA)