RNA – In a statement posted on his official website, makarem.ir, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi, a revered source of emulation, offered his condolences on the martyrdom of Major General Qasem Soleymani.
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.”
The statement of His Eminence is as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
The tragic martyrdom of the great general of Islam and the unique commander, Haj Qasem Soleymani was truly shocking for us all.
He was a great man and a unique and insightful commander. His name will remain in the history of Islam and the world as a great general, inspiring countless others to continue on his path.
The American terrorists have dug their own graves with this heinous act of terror, and a severe revenge awaits them.
I hereby extend my deepest condolences to all of his friends, family, and all of the free-spirited people and the soldiers of Islam on his martyrdom as well as the martyrdom of his friends, particularly general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. I have no doubt that those who looked up to him will continue on his path with power and might.
January 3, 2020
Rasa News Agency