Gholam Ali Oveissi who as the last commander of the army’s ground forces

His death was considered by many as the blow that dealt the most setback to opposition groups poised to overthrow the revolutionary regime . Two days before his assassination he was expected to fly back to the border of homeland to lead a counter revolutionary army of officers and men from elite divisions of the late Shah’s military that was quartered in 22 makeshift barracks in eight Turkish villages and at five clandestine bases inside homeland.