Soleimani assassination

Suicidal assassination of Qassem Soleimani

Print edition : January 31, 2020

Mourners gather in Tehran on January 6 to pay homage to Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. missile strike in Baghdad. Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP

Qassem Soleimani, the slain commander. Photo: AP

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops on the night of January 8. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

Mourners set U.S. and Israeli flags on fire during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani in Tehran on January 6. Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (right) greets President Hassan Rouhani, judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri during a mourning ceremony in Tehran on January 9. Photo: AFP

The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on the orders of U.S. President Trump has redrawn the battle lines in the West Asian region.
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