Qasem Soleimani is a powerful military officer who was an Iranian major general. He died in the American air strike on January 2, 2020. Until his death, he was major general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a division of the Iranian Armed Forces. He was also the commander of the Quds Force. His death attracts great media attention worldwide. Let us learn more about him in this article.
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January 03, 2020 could be an important event for the whole world as it could cause World War III. Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed at 1:00 a.m. local time (10:00 p.m. UTC on January 2) on the same day. He was killed with rockets launched by an American drone at his convoy near Baghdad International Airport.
Shortly after leaving his plane, which had come to Iraq from Lebanon, the rockets were fired and the incident occurred. Four more were killed by a missile along with Qasem, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the Iraqi-Iranian military commander. The body was confirmed as Qasim by its red ring in the finger.
The message was also confirmed by the United States Department of Defense. The strike was led by President Trump. They also claimed that Qasem was planning further attacks on American diplomats. Because of this incident, tens of thousands took to the streets to mourn the General's burning American and British flags, and sang as well "Death to America."
Where was Qasem Soleimani born?
In memory of his early life, Qasem was born in Qanat-e Malek, Kerman. He was of Iranian nationality and was of Persian ethnicity. He was born to Iranian parents. Hassan Soloeimani and Fatemeh Soleimani. He grew up with his siblings Sohrab Soleimani and Ahmad Soleimani. The information about his academic qualifications is currently unknown.
When did Qasem Soleimani die?
According to sources, Qasem died on January 3, 2020, near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad Governorate, Iraq. His funeral took place on January 4th in Baghdad with thousands of Iraqis, mourners present and militia flags. The funeral started at the AI Kadhimiya mosque in Baghdad.
Many well-known faces of Iraq took part in the funeral procession, including Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other leaders of Iranian-backed militias. His deceased body was brought to the holy Shiite cities of Karbala and Najaf.
Qasem Soleimani married or not?
Qasem was a married man before he died. He married twice in his life. Together with his wives, he was blessed with a son and a daughter. The name of his one son was Mohammadreza Soleimani, and one of the daughter's names was Zeniab Soleimani.
How big is Qasem Soleimani?
Before his death, Qasem stands 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 70 kg. He also has a pair of black eyes and white hair color. His body measures 44-35-15 inches and he wears size 11 (US) shoes.