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4 Jan 2020

Angry mourners chant ‘death to America’ after top Iranian general assassinated

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

A single red flag was raised at one of Iran’s holiest sites today to honour the military mastermind General Qassem Soleimani.

On the streets of Iraq, thousands of mourners cried and shouted ‘Death to America’ as they followed his coffin.

General Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport yesterday – a killing that Iranian leaders called ‘an act of war’.