Hundreds of thousands of mourners have poured onto the streets of Tehran to pay their respects to Qassem Soleimani, the country’s most powerful military commander who was assassinated in a United States air attack in Iraq.
Holding portraits of the revered general, the crowd on Monday gathered on the outskirts of Tehran University where Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei presided over prayers for Soleimani, who was the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’s (IRGC) overseas forces.
— Sina Toossi (@SinaToossi) January 6, 2020
Video via the government-run daily Iran. pic.twitter.com/3rhcjVmZJI
— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) January 6, 2020
The first station for #Soleimani’s funeral was #Ahvaz, the funeral continues in #Mashhad, then #Tehran, #Qom, and #Kerman… probably this is the biggest ever funeral in the history of #Iran pic.twitter.com/ngpCAUYDfH
— Ali Hashem علي هاشم (@alihashem_tv) January 5, 2020
?لحظه ورود پیکر مطهر سپهبد شهید سلیمانی به میدان انقلاب تهران pic.twitter.com/E5ZSIoPTpw
— پایگاه خبری جماران (@jamarannews) January 6, 2020