Who is the Iranian general killed by the US?

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Who is the Iranian general killed by the US?

The Pentagon today confirmed that it carried out an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump against Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds task force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), accusing him of amassing

The death of General Soleimani is the end of a man considered a hero in Iran but also a thorn in the eyes of the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

General Qassem Soleimani in Tehran in March 2015.

Iran’s supreme spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei once praised Soleimani as a `living martyr`.

Soleimani was suspected of being killed many times, including a plane crash in northwest Iran in 2006 and a bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus that killed many officials close to President Assad in 2012. Recently

Soleimani was born on March 11, 1957 in the village of Qanat-e Malek, Kerman province into a poor farmer family.

On September 22, 1980, the Iran-Iraq war began when the Iraqi army crossed the border with Iran.

He was quickly noticed by his superiors for his bravery and was promoted for his important role in operations to regain territory captured by the Iraqi army.

After the war, he was deployed to Iran’s eastern border to deal with drug trafficking from Afghanistan.

Under Soleimani’s command, Quds maintains thousands of troops and undertakes a series of sensitive tasks such as intelligence, special operations, and the transportation of secret weapons for political intervention abroad to protect interests.

`Soleimani is a great puppeteer. He is everywhere and nowhere. Everything can be blamed on Soleimani,` described professor Toby Dodge of the London University of Economics and Political Science.

Who is the Iranian general killed by the US?

General Soleimani (center) during the campaign in Aleppo in 2015. Photo: Al Jazeera.

Despite holding great power in the Middle East, Soleimani rarely appeared in public and almost always disappeared in the crowd.

Soleimani is usually only present at events for veterans or meets with Khamenei leaders.

`He was short, but Soleimani’s presence was always noticed by everyone. The Quds task force commander would not sit with the crowd, but quietly chose the opposite corner of the room. He did not speak or comment,

Although always criticized by the West, Soleimani is considered a perfect hero in the eyes of Iranians because of his achievements in the war with Iraq.

Soleimani’s image has only become famous since he directly commanded Iranian forces in Syria in 2013. Commander Quds is considered the chief architect of Tehran’s plan to expand its influence in the Middle East, as well as

`To Shiite Muslims, he is a combination of agent 007, ‘desert fox’ Erwin Rommel and even Lady Gaga. To the West, Soleimani is considered a supporter of terrorism, overthrowing pro-government governments.`

Many Iranians have called on Soleimani to participate in politics, to lead the country to overcome economic and political difficulties stemming from US sanctions.

He participated in negotiations to establish an Iraqi government and urged the Kurdish community to abandon plans for independence after the snap referendum in September 2017.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described General Soleimani as `the person leading the most effective force in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), al-Nusra rebels, and al-Qaeda`.

Who is the Iranian general killed by the US?

General Soleimani holds a command radio at the front line against IS in northern Iraq in 2015. Photo: Reuters.

A survey conducted in 2018 by the organization IranPoll and the University of Maryland in the US, one of the surveys considered most reliable, showed that 83% of Iranian respondents expressed support for Soleimani.

Part of Soleimani’s appeal stemmed from his stance in helping heal long-standing divisions in Iranian society over issues such as Islamic law.

`If we keep using terms like ‘good clothes’ and ‘bad clothes’, or reformers and conservatives, then who else will there be? They’re all human beings. Are they your children?`

The airstrike that killed General Soleimani caused a series of top Iranian officials and allied forces in the Middle East to call for revenge, while countries such as Russia, China, Iraq and Syria all condemned the US actions.

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