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Who was General Qassem Soleimani?
Major General Qassem Soleimani, whose assassination by the US was confirmed earlier on Friday, had played a major role in defending Iran against its enemies and assisting regional countries fight foreign occupation and terrorism.

Soleimani, born in 1957, started his military career by joining the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) following the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

During the imposed Iraqi war on Iran, which was launched in 1980 and lasted for eight years, Soleimani gradually became known as an adept commander, leading Iranian troops in numerous battles against invading Ba’ath regime forces.

Image shows a young Soleimani speaking to troops during the imposed Iraqi war of  the1980s. 

Later appointed as the chief of the IRGC’s expeditionary Quds Force, Soleimani gradually became a forefront figure in Iran’s push to assist regional states and allies counter foreign-backed interventions in the region.

Untold facts: Gen. Soleimani on 33-day War with Israel

Untold facts: Gen. Soleimani on 33-day War with Israel
After 20 years, for the first time since being appointed as the Chief Commander of Quds brigade, Major General Soleimani was interviewed by Khamenei.ir.

As foreign-backed Takfiri outfits reared their heads in recent years, the IRGC commander emerged as a key strategist and ingenious commander leading Iranian military advisers assisting Syrian and Iraqi troops in battles against terrorists.

The general was frequently pictured on the frontlines during anti-terrorism operations from Iraq’s Mosul to Syria’s Aleppo.

In Iraq, at the height of Daesh’s terror campaign, he assisted the Baghdad government in operations to retake the strategic oil-rich city of Tikrit from Daesh in 2015.


General Qassem Soleimani, who commanded the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), is pictured in northern Iraq in May 2017.

In January 2015, the head of Iraq’s Badr Organization credited Tehran and Soleimani with saving Baghdad when Daesh first unleashed its campaign of terror in the neighboring country a year earlier.

The general also took personal command of the battle against Takfiri militants in the Syrian city of Bukamal, located in Dayr al-Zawr Province, in November 2017.


Major General Qassem Soleimani is seen during an anti-Daesh operation in the city of Bukamal, Dayr al-Zawr Province, Syria.

In November 2017, Soleimani declared the end of Daesh’s territorial rule in a letter addressed to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

General Soleimani congratulates Ayatollah Khamenei on victory over Daesh

General Soleimani congratulates Ayatollah Khamenei on victory over Daesh
In a congratulatory message to Iran

Earlier this year, the Leader awarded Soleimani with Iran’s highest military order, the Order of Zulfaqar.

Hailed both by the enemies and foes as a major military tactician, General Soleimani topped Foreign Policy (FP)’s 2019 list of Global Thinkers in defense and security.

Several reports emerged about assassination plots against the commander by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia– which are believed to be among the major supporters of Takfiri terrorists wreaking havoc on the Middle East.

IRGC’s intelligence unit thwarts Arab-Israeli plot to assassinate Gen. Soleimani

IRGC’s intelligence unit thwarts Arab-Israeli plot to assassinate Gen. Soleimani
The IRGC

On Thursday, however, the Trump administration openly claimed responsibility for assassinating Soleimani. 

In a statement on Friday, Iran’s leader vowed "harsh revenge" for the perpetrators of the attack.

Iran Leader vows ’harsh revenge’ following assassination of Gen. Soleimani

Iran Leader vows ’harsh revenge’ following assassination of Gen. Soleimani
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says a harsh revenge will be taken against the criminals who assassinated IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.

The Leader also offered condolences to the Iranian nation and General Soleimani’s family, and declared three days of national mourning.

 

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