LIVE: Farewell ceremony for Iran's Quds Force General Soleimani in the Iranian city of Mashhad
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Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani farewell ceremony is taking place in the city of Mashhad on Sunday, January 5. The spokesperson of Iran's Foreign Ministy is expected to speak.
Key figures from the Iranian leadership are expected to be in attendance.
Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and other militia leaders were killed in a US airstrike at Baghdad's international airport in the early hours of Friday morning.
The Pentagon released a statement confirming the US had carried out the airstrike at the order of US President Donald Trump, calling it a "decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad." Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "severe revenge awaits the criminals" behind the attack.
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