Qāsem Soleimānī (Persian: قاسم سلیمانی ) (b. 1957 – d. 2020), was the commander of the Quds Force of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was assassinated by US forces in Iraq in 2020 CE.
During Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), he was the commander of Tharallah 41 Division and one of the commanders in the operations Wa-l-Fajr 8, Karbala 4, and Karbala 5. In 2001, Qasem Soleimani was appointed by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran, as the commander of the Quds Force. After the emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Soleimani played a significant role in fighting this terrorist group.
General Qasem Soleimani was martyred on Jumada I 7, 1441/January 3, 2020 by American forces in Baghdad. After his martyrdom in 2020, Soleimani was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.
our general was likeable and as much as he was strong against the enemy, he was humble to people. #HERO
President Hassan Rouhani told visiting Qatari foreign minister in Tehran Saturday that the U.S. is responsible for any consequences of its act of terror and has to pay dearly for its assassination of a top Iranian commander.
Tens of thousands of people marched in Baghdad on Saturday to mourn Iran’s military chief General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, martyred in a U.S. airstrike that has raised the specter of wider conflict in the Middle East.
Chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said here Saturday the strategic revenge that will follow U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani will surely end Washington’s regional presence.
Former U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice says the assassination of Iran’s senior commander Major General Qassem Soleimani does not serve American interests and the risks would likely outweigh the benefits.
“Every soul shall taste death, and you will indeed be paid your full rewards on the Day of Resurrection; whoever is delivered from the Fire and admitted to paradise has certainly succeeded; the life of this world is nothing but the wares of delusion.” (Holy Qur’an 3:185)
Iran’s Foreign Ministry is ready to continue its cooperation with the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and its new commander Esmail Qaani, Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif said Friday.
U.S. Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress have expressed outrage at Donald Trump’s order to assassinate Iran’s iconic general Qassem Soleimani, saying the Republican president did not seek a congressional authorization and did not inform them.
MOSCOW (Dispatches) — Russia said Friday the United States assassination of the top Iranian commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, was an “adventurist step” which will further increase tension in the Middle East.