Valiollah Fallahi

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Valiollah Fallahi
Chief of Staff General Valiollah Fallahi.JPG
Major General Valiollah Fallahi
Born 1931
Taleghan, Iran
Died 29 September 1981 (49-50)
near Tehran, Iran
Allegiance  Iran
Service/branch IRI.Army Ground Force Seal.svg Ground Force (1952−1980)
Seal of the Joint Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg Joint Staff (1980−1981)
Years of service 1952–1981
Rank Sarlashgar.png Major General
Commands held Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War
Awards Order of Nasr.png 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
  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