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Funeral for militiamen killed in US air strike to be held on January 4: Iraqi militias

The United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East, on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon and Iran said.

January 03, 2020 / 04:46 PM IST

Formal funeral processions for militiamen killed in a US air strike on Baghdad airport will take place on January 4, Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella grouping of militia groups said in a statement on Friday.

The United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East, on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon and Iran said.

Top Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an adviser to Soleimani, was also killed in the attack, a militia spokesman said.



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first published: Jan 3, 2020 12:06 pm
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