Qasem Soleimani: Stampede kills 40 mourners at burial in Iran – BBC News


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Qasem Soleimani: Stampede kills 40 mourners at burial in Iran   - BBC News



Forty people have been killed in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of a top commander killed in a US drone strike, officials say.

The deaths in Qasem Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman led to the postponement of his interment. A new time will be announced later.

Millions are already estimated to have packed the streets for a series of funeral processions in Iran.

Soleimani’s killing has raised fears of a conflict between the US and Iran.

He was widely considered the second most powerful man in Iran behind Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The US saw him as a terrorist and a threat to American troops.

BBC’s Feras Kilani with the view from Baghdad as the US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has denied US troops are pulling out of Iraq, after a letter from a US general there suggested a withdrawal.

The letter said the US would be “repositioning forces in the coming days and weeks” after Iraqi MPs had called for them to leave.

Mr Esper said there had been “no decision whatsoever to leave”.

The confusion came amid threats to American forces after the US killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

He died in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Friday on the orders of Mr Trump.

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  1. If Iran wants revenge, will be the end of it!
    Iran is just a fly in the horse's ass for America! Nothing to worry!
    Not to mention that America has the strongest president ever.
    An advice to Iran: " don't mess with fire"!

  2. "we will take revenge, we will burn the places they love if they make another move…"

    24 hours later…12 ballistic missiles were fired at a US military base, causing no damage and injuring nothing but dirt. Nice revenge.

  3. Fun fact for you, Kuts Force translates as “Jerusalem force”… because Jerusalem is Iran’s ultimate target, imagine the US having a “Beijing force” or China having the “Washington Brigade”, creepy ain’t it

  4. Trump had no reason to order the top General's death, who the he'll is Trump anyway. You gonna kill anybody that poses a threat to the US? WWW 3 is where we're going with this deranged man

  5. BBC WORLD JOURNALISTS HARRY AND WIFE MADE THE MISTAKE OF THERE WIVES. HARRY PLACED HIS LIFE IN DANGER FOLLOWING HIS WIFE. HARRY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED FROM WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS MOTHER MY BLOOD RELATIVE AND WHAT OCCURRED WITH I ROYAL CROWN QUEEN JEWELLS OF OUR NATION OR WORLD I WAS SHOT WITH THE AK-47 ASSAULT RIFLE BECAUSE OF MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN BLACK AMERICANS INCLUDING O'SHEA JACKSON AKA ICE CUBE WHITE SUPREMACISTS EXAMPLE DONALD J TRUMP CORRUPTION BUT THESE 2 GROUPS RUN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THERE MISTAKE WAS INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TOO. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE FRAMED OR KILLED IN ALL 50 STATES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHY MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN O'SHEA JACKSON AKA ICE CUBE MENTALITY WHITE SUPREMACISTS MENTALITY MOVING FORWARD PAST THE YEAR OF 3000, THE DARKNESS IN USA WILL CONTINUE. FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS OVER OUR OCEANS NO LONGER FEAR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INCLUDING ENGLAND. TRUMPS BIGGEST MISTAKE WAS REFUSING TO LISTEN TO THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND. HARRY'S BIGGEST MISTAKE WAS LISTENING TO HIS CURRENT WIFE. JEWELLS YEW ARAFAT AL THANI OR ROYAL CROWN QUEEN JEWELLS OF OUR ENTIRE NATION OR WORLD. BBC WORLD JOURNALISTS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SILK ROAD JEWELLS

  6. They fight with iragh. Just for themselves because they are Palestinian and south of Lebanon they thought. They can go till Palestinian band make. capital of shieh they used iranisn our. Money and our armiy and teens with ten years old. you cannot to see into the history. any group or country like them agly.

  7. They arenot iranian they pay well to them for. Plan like this or for attact. To people and they are from afghan and Palestinian and. Suriya and yemen and lot more. They do and did anything bad with us and our country. and they hate iranian.

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