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VIDEO: Huge crowds of Iraqi mourners join Gen. Soleimani’s funeral procession

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi mourners have turned out in Baghdad for the funeral of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), who were assassinated in US airstrikes.

The participants gathered at the pilgrimage district of Kadhimiyah in Baghdad on Saturday before heading to the Green Zone district and diplomatic compound, where a state funeral was to be held, attended by top Iraqi military and government officials.

The Iraqis, chanting “Death to America”, accompanied coffins shrouded in national flags.

The coffins of General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis are carried in pickup trucks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on January 4, 2020.
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