On January 5, funeral processions entered the final day in Iran for Qasem Soleimani, the country’s most revered military commander who was assassinated on January 3 in a U.S. strike on Iraq’s Baghdad. The first procession took place in Ahvaz after which Soleimani’s remains were taken to the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad. They are to be flown to Tehran for more tributes. Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei led prayers at Tehran University.
According to Press TV, millions of Iranians packed the streets of Tehran to pay homage the Qods Force’s commander. The main event started on the Engelab (Revolution) Square in central Tehran.
The body of Soleimani will be burried in his home province of Kerman on January 7.
“My wife, I had pointed my grave in the Kerman martyrs tombs. My grave stone should be simple like those of my fellow martyr friends. And just write “Soldier Qasem Soleimani” on it, not the big titles,” Soleimani’s will text reads.
The daughter of Soleimani told a huge crowd at his funeral ceremony in Tehran that the United States and its ally Israel faced a “dark day” for his death.
“Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom,” Zeinab Soleimani said in an address broadcast on state television.
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