Iraq: Thousands march in procession through Baghdad for Soleimani's funeral

Thousands of people took to the streets of Baghdad on Saturday to attend the funeral procession of Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi. Soleimani and Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were killed in a US airstrike at Baghdad's international airport in the early hours of Friday morning... Еще. Soleimani's body is expected to be transported to Tehran where another funeral will take place on Sunday, January 5, before being buried in his hometown of Kerman. The Pentagon released a statement confirming the US had carried out the airstrike at the order of US President Donald Trump, calling it a «decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad.» Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said «severe revenge awaits the criminal attack.» Mandatory credit: PMF

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