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A Hero was assassinated – a Saint was born: Iran commemorates second anniversary of Soleimani’s assassination

by Tasnim News

People in different parts of Iran, particularly in the hometown of late commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, have made plans to commemorate the second anniversary of the US assassination of the legendary anti-terror commander.

On Saturday, thousands of young Iranian women gathered in Tehran for a ceremony, dubbed “the Daughters of Haj Qassem.”

It took place at the 12000-seat arena of Azadi Stadium, with the participants renewing their allegiance to the ideals of the martyred commander.

People in Kerman, the hometown of General Soleimani, have also planned rallies and commemorative ceremonies to pay tribute to the popular figure.

General Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was assassinated along with his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, in a US drone strike ordered by ex-president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

Both commanders were highly popular because of the key role they played in eliminating the Daesh terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

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