RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Lebanese capital Beirut, Hujjat al-Islam Hasan Sharifah, the Secretary of Endowments in the Supreme Islamic Shi’ah Council of Lebanon, said, “The action taken by the United States to martyr Major General Qasem Soleymani and his Iraqi companions is condemned.”
The Lebanese Shi’ah scholar remembered the martyrs, Major General Soleymani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, as those who inflicted painful blows on the Daesh terrorist group and destroyed its roots.
Hujjat al-Islam Sharifah described this American crime as an act of aggression that would exacerbate tensions in the region and will afflict it with a bad fate.
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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