In videos: Qassem Soleimani’s funeral
Tehran: Black-clad mourners packed Iran’s city Mashhad on Sunday as the remains of top general Qassem Soleimani were paraded through the streets after he was killed in a US strike.
“Iran’s wearing black, revenge, revenge,” they chanted as darkness fell and they followed a truck carrying Soleimani’s coffin towards the floodlit Imam Reza shrine.
The mourners threw scarves onto the roof of the truck so that they could be blessed by the “blood of the martyr”.
Soleimani, who spearheaded Iran’s Middle East operations as commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, was killed in a US drone strike Friday near Baghdad airport.
Here are some videos and photos of the funeral procession of the Soleimani: