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Trump detailed countdown of Soleimani’s death with fundraisers

US President Donald Trump has recounted the final moments of Iran’s powerful General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone strike. Trump delivered the account Friday night to Republican Party donors gathered at his Florida residence Mar-a-Lago for a fundraising dinner, US media said. The January 3 strike at the airport in Baghdad killed the Revolutionary […]

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At least 50 killed, 200 injured in a stampede at Soleimani’s funeral

At least 50 people were killed in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of top commander, Qasem Soleimani’s, who was killed in a US drone strike. The deaths led to the postponement of Qasem Soleimani’s interment. It is unclear what caused the stampede in Kerman, south-eastern Iran, but vast numbers of people were […]

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‘Crazy Trump, Don’t Think Everything is Over’: Soleimani’s Daughter

As hundreds of thousands of Iranians thronged Tehran’s streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in U.S. drone strikes, his daughter threatened the United States and President Trump. “Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom,” Zeinab Soleimani said in an address. Aerial footage […]

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Mourners flood streets as body of Qasem Soleimani returns to Iran

Thousands of black-clad mourners gathered early on Sunday morning in the streets in Ahvaz in the southwest of Iran, where Soleimani’s body had arrived before dawn. Mourners beat their chests and chanted “death to America”. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top general was assassinated in US drone strikes at Baghdad Airport last week. He was the architect […]

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US deploys 3,500 troops in the Middle East following Soleimani killing

The US is deploying thousands of additional troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran mount following the airstrike that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. Donald Trump is sending 3,500 troops to the Middle East in retaliation to threats after the US President took responsibility for a shocking assassination. Defence and military officials have […]

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Iran mourns Qasem Soleimani’s killing

The assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by U.S. air raids has triggered a wave of emotions across Iran. Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force and mastermind of its regional influence, was killed early on Friday near Baghdad’s international airport in an air strike ordered by US […]

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United States urges citizens to leave Iraq immediately

The State Department issued a security alert early Friday morning urging Americans in Iraq to leave the country immediately, for fear of fallout from a US strike that killed top Iranian commander of the Islamic republic’s Quds Force, General Qasem Soleimani. “US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries […]

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Iran vows revenge against America following “assassination” of Qasem Soleimani

Iran vows revenge against enemy United States after killing one of its top commanders, Qasem Soleimani, in an air strike Friday on Baghdad airport. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned of “severe revenge” for “the criminals who bloodied their foul hands with his blood”, and vowed that “God willing, his work and his path […]

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Who was General Qasem Soleimani?

Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed Friday in a U.S. strike, was one of the most popular figures in Iran and seen as a deadly adversary by America and its allies. General Soleimani, who headed the external operations Quds Force for the Guards, had wielded his regional clout publicly since 2018 when it […]

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Trump ordered airstrikes kills Iran Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani

General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force was killed by US forces in Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed he was killed “at the direction of the president”. General Soleimani was being driven by car at Baghdad airport, alongside local Iran-backed militias, when he was hit by a US air strike. […]