Body of Iranian commander killed in U.S. strike arrives for burial: agency


FILE PHOTO: Iranian people carry a coffin of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) – The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week has arrived in the southeastern city of Kerman, the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday.

State TV broadcast live images of thousands of people in the streets of Kerman, many dressed in black, to mourn the death of Qassem Soleimani, the slain commander.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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