Tuesday, 7 January 2020

This Is How Body Of General Quassem Soleimani Was Flown To Iran(Photos)

The body of slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani was pictured inside a cardboard coffin and resting across a row of seats on board a plane as it was flown from Iraq back to his home country for his funeral.

The remains of the feared Quds commander and four other members of the Revolutionary Guard top brass killed alongside him in a US drone strike last week were marched through the streets of Baghdad before being loaded on to the aircraft and flown to the city of Ahvaz, in southwest Iran.

Footage from the flight shows cardboard coffins laid across rows of seats in what appears to be the economy section of the plane as video tributes to Soleimani play on the in-flight video screens.

Following the massive funeral marches in Iraq and Ahvaz where protesters chanted 'death to America', Soleimani's body was taken to the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

From Mashhad, Soleimani was flown to Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran.

A video of the journey posted on social media on Sunday showed five cardboard boxes resting on seats in the cabin of a passenger jet rather than being loaded into the cargo or baggage compartments.

Once Soleimani's remains arrived in the capital, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prayed over them at Tehran University before he was taken to the holy city of Qom for a ceremony at Masumeh shrine, ahead of a funeral on Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman.

#BREAKING: An Airbus A300-603R of #MahanAir transported corpses of Qasem #Soleimani & Abu-Mahdi Al-Muhandis from #Mashhad to #Mehrabad Intl Airport, #Tehran. Their coffins were put on the passenger seats instead of being loaded in cargo/baggage compartments! pic.twitter.com/NnmKBvL8KB

— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 5, 2020


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