RNA – Ayatollah Afif al-Nablusi, a prominent Lebanese Shi’ah scholar, issued a statement offering his condolences on the martyrdom of Major General Qasem Soleymani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in an airstrike by American forces in Iraq.
The statement reads:
Oh children of the Islamic Resistance and freedom-loving nations of the world and dear people of Iran! On this day, God Almighty chose Major General Qasem Soleymani, the great revolutionary who stood up fought against the colonists, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the brave commander of Islam, for martyrdom.
The martyred Major General Soleymani and his Iraqi companions sought martyrdom and achieved it in a heroic manner and deserved martyrdom.
On my own behalf, I offer my congratulates on the martyrdom of Major General Soleymani and his Iraqi companions to the Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, to Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, and to the people of Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen and Syria.
Major General Soleymani is a prominent figure in contemporary history who has made unprecedented and unparalleled achievements in the fight against the Zionist regime and the United States of America and has been able to impose many defeats on them.
All of the freedom-loving people in the world are waiting for the flames to rage beneath the feet of the American occupation in Iraq and the valiant Iraqi warriors will not sit down until the last occupation force leaves their country.
On the morning of Friday, January 3rd, it was reported that Major General Qasem Soleymani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, have been killed in American airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
This was confirmed by the IRGC hours after news was reported of an explosion and that rocket fire had hit two cars near Baghdad airport.
In a statement issued by the IRGC said, “The proud commander of Islam, Haj Qasem Soleymani, was killed in an attack by American helicopters today after a long lifetime of struggling.”
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