Mourners have taken to the streets of Baghdad in grief and rage following an American attack that killed Iran’s top military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader. Tensions are high. Iran has promised revenge.
Iraq's prime minister and pro-Iran figures were in attendance at the procession, where mourners chanted "death to America." Tehran has vowed to retaliate over the US airstrike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani.
Crowds of mourners gathered in Kerman, the hometown of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, for his burial. A stampede reportedly led to at least 50 deaths and hundreds injured. His burial was subsequently postponed.
Huge crowds gathered in the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by US airstrikes. His daughter issued a threat to US soldiers in the Middle East.
From consolidating Iranian influence in Iraq to waging war against the "Islamic State" in Syria, General Qassem Soleimani was an instrumental figure for Iranian aspirations in the region. DW examines his life.
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