Iran: Tens of thousands gather in Mashhad city for Soleimani's funeral procession

Tens of thousands filled the streets the holy city of Mashhad in Iran on Sunday to mourn the commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, as his remains arrived in the city. Soleimani's body arrived in Mashhad, in Iran's northeast, on Sunday where tens of thousands came out to pay their respects to the Iranian general. Dressed in black, mourners were seen chanting and waving flags and banners... Еще. Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were killed by a US airstrike on Friday near Baghdad's airport in Iraq, triggering escalations of tensions in the region. The funeral procession will be headed to the capital city of Tehran on Monday and to his hometown of Kerman on Tuesday, where he will be buried. RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International

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