MILLIONS TURN OUT IN IRAN FOR GENERAL SOLEIMANI'S FUNERAL

Large crowds gathered in the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of the military commander, killed in a US attack on Friday.

• Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in neighbouring Iraq, on the orders of US President Trump.

• Soleimani was one of the most powerful figures in Iran, he directed operations in the Middle East and his killing has marked a major escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, with wider implications for the entire region.

• Iran's allies in the Middle East include Iraq, and General Soleimani had influence over a number of militias operating there.



Large crowds gathered in the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of the military commander, killed in a US attack on Friday.


Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in neighbouring Iraq, on the orders of US President Trump.


IRAN'S ALLIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST INCLUDE IRAQ, AND GENERAL SOLEIMANI HAD INFLUENCE OVER A NUMBER OF MILITIAS OPERATING THERE.

Soleimani was one of the most powerful figures in Iran, he directed operations in the Middle East and his killing has marked a major escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, with wider implications for the entire region.


Iran's allies in the Middle East include Iraq, and General Soleimani had influence over a number of militias operating there.


But concerns about Iran's growing influence was also one of the main drivers of mass protests in Iraq last year.




Credit to Source: Bbc News

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