Iran pays tribute to Gen. Soleimani on 2nd anniversary of his martyrdom

Iran pays tribute to Gen. Soleimani on 2nd anniversary of his martyrdom

People in Iran took part in commemorative services across the country on Monday to mark the second anniversary of martyrdom of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, the popular commander assassinated in a US strike in Baghdad.

According to Tasnim news agency, the ceremony in honor of the top Iranian commander in Tehran was held at the Grand Musalla (prayer hall).

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi delivered a speech to the gathering in the capital.

People in Kerman, the hometown of General Soleimani, also attended rallies and commemorative ceremonies to pay tribute to the popular figure.

Lt. General Soleimani and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Head of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) were targeted along with their companions on January 3, 2020, in a terrorist drone strike authorized by Trump near Baghdad International Airport.

Five days later, in a military operation codenamed ‘Operation Martyr Soleimani’, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)…

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