Valiollah Fallahi

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Valiollah Fallahi
Chief of Staff General Valiollah Fallahi.JPG
Major General Valiollah Fallahi
Kulej, Taleghan County, Iran
DiedSeptember 29, 1981(1981-09-29) (aged 49–50)
Kahrizak District, Iran
Service/branchGround Force
Years of service1951–1981
RankMajor general
Unit92nd Armored Division
Commands heldGround Force
Joint Staff
AwardsOrder of Nasr Ribbon.svg Order of Nasr

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


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]


Fallahi's grave

On 29 September 1981 he died with several top commanders including General Javad Fakouri (Air Force Commander), General Yousef 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]


  1. ^ "Iran's military closes its airspace over Qom". The Altus Times Democrat. 27 November 1979. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Iran-Iraq cease-fire proposed". Beaver County Times. 2 March 1981. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  3. ^ Dilip Hiro (4 July 2013). Iran Under the Ayatollahs. Routledge. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-135-04381-0. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  4. ^ Godsell, Geoffrey (22 June 1981). "Can Bani-Sadr fight back?". The CS Monitor. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Chronological Listing of Iranian Losses". Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  6. ^ Sepehr Zabir (25 February 2011). Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran A). Routledge. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-415-61069-8. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Hadi Shadmehr
Chief-of-Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Succeeded by
Qasem-Ali Zahirnejad
Preceded by
Abdol Ali Badrei
as Commander of the Imperial Iranian Ground Force
Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces