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Iraqi President Highlights Role of Gen. Soleimani, Al-Muhandis in Fighting Terrorism

16:25 - January 05, 2022
News ID: 3477250
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraqi President Barham Salih underlined the important role that Lt. General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis played in fighting terrorism, including the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in the Arab country.

Barham Salih

 

General Soleimani rushed to help the Iraqi people at a precarious time and saved Iraq from Daesh, Salih said, addressing a ceremony held by the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in Baghdad on Wednesday to commemorate the two commanders on the second anniversary of their martyrdom.

Also speaking at the event was PMU Chief Faleh al-Fayyad who stressed that the PMU and the Iraqi government will continue efforts to expel US forces from Iraq.

Various programs have been held in Iraq over the past few days in memory of the two martyrs.

General Soleimani, al-Muhandis, who was the deputy commander of the PMU, and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US president Donald Trump.

Two days later, on January 5, 2020, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.

 

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