Saturday, January 4, 2020

Huge crowds expected in Baghdad for funeral of Iranian general killed by US

The bodies of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani and others killed in a US drone strike will be taken on a funeral procession starting in Baghdad on Saturday ahead of a public farewell for the slain military leader in Tehran the following day.

Fresh airstrikes against Iran-backed militiamen were reported in the Iraqi capital on Saturday morning as Iranian leaders declared Suleimani’s targeted assassination outside Baghdad airport on Friday morning to be “an act of war”.

The Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), an umbrella group of paramilitary groups, claimed five medics had been killed in the latest attack. But the US denied it had carried out any attacks and the Iraqi military later issued a statement saying that no attack had taken place.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to turn out for the funeral processions in Baghdad on Saturday, further raising tensions in a city where US installations have already come under attack this week. The US state department has told its citizens to leave the city.

5 comments:

  1. Huge mistake by the US. RIP

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  2. They will never forgive Trump for this

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  3. not only huge mistake.. most of you don't know how many lives that man has killed..Iran won't do any shiit

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