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Iran condemns Germany remarks on assassination of Gen. Soleimani

TEHRAN:  Iran has strongly condemned the German government’s remarks in support of the US assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). In a statement late on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran …

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No let-up in terror: US airstrikes on Iraqi fighters claim 6 lives

BAGHDAD: As many as six people are assassinated and another three critically wounded in airstrikes targeting a convoy carrying Iraq’s popular anti-terror fighters north of Baghdad. An Iraqi army source announced the development to Reuters late on Friday. The convoy comprised members of Hashed al-Sha’abi or Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), …

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Iraqi religious figure urges people to expel US

BAGHDAD: Sheikh Khalid al-Mulla, head of the Iraqi scholars’ community said on Friday that the Iraqi people should all be mobilized and pressure government and parliament to expel US troops. Senior commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force Lieutenant- General Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in a terrorist operation in Baghdad Friday …

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Syria’s Assad expresses condolences over Soleimani’s assassination

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has condoled Iran over the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, saying that the late commander’s support for Syria will always be remembered by the Syrian nation. In a message to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Friday, Assad expressed his …

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Who was General Qassem Soleimani?

Major General Qassem Soleimani, whose assassination by the US was confirmed earlier on Friday, had played a major role in defending Iran against its enemies and assisting regional countries fight foreign occupation and terrorism. Soleimani, born in 1957, started his military career by joining the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) …

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Iraqi parliament speaker denounces US strike as ‘breach of Iraqi sovereignty’

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has denounced as a “flagrant” breach of Iraqi sovereignty a US airstrike in Baghdad that targeted and assassinated Iran’s Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). “Yesterday’s targeting of a military commander in Iraq’s armed …

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Sayyed Abdulmalik Condoles on Martyrdom of Soleimani, Al-Muhandis

SANA’A: Sayyed Abdulmalik Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi condoled on the martyrdom of Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and their companions in Baghdad. The United States confirmed early on …

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Leader appoints Gha’ani as new commander of IRGC Quds Force

TEHRAN: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Esmail Gha’ani as the new commander of IRGC Quds Force commander. In a decree on Friday, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that Brigadier General Gha’ani has been one of the prominent commanders during the eight years of Sacred Defense …

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