Thousands of Iraqis gather in Baghdad to participate in escorting Soliemani and al-Muhandis to their resting places

Baghdad, SANA- Thousands of Iraqi people participated on Saturday in escorting ceremony of the bodies of late leader of al-Quds Failaq, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and deputy chairman of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad to their resting places.

On Friday, Lt. General Soleimani and al-Muhandis martyred in a US missile aggression on their cars at Baghdad airport road.

Iraqi media said that thousands of Iraqis gathered to take part in escorting Lt. General Solumani and al-Muhandis and the those who martyred in the US aggression, in al-Kazimiyeh neighborhood in Baghdad, chanting slogans in condemnation of the US aggression which targeted the martyrs’ cares.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and a number of parliamentary members and leaders of the Popular Mobilization took part in the escorting ceremony.

The participants condemned the US aggression  which constitutes “a crime and a violation of Iraq’s national sovereignty”, demanding to cancel the security agreement with the US and expel US troops from Iraq.

The bodies of the Iraqi martyrs will be escorted to their resting places in the cities of Karbala and Najaf this afternoon, while the body of martyr Soleimani will be transported to Iran to be escorted to his final resting place later.

H. Zain/ Mazen

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