The Iranian Embassy in Algeria will place, as of tomorrow, a Book of Condolence at its premises to pay homage to the martyr Qasem Soleimani, the powerful commander of Iran’s Quds Force who was martyred in a U.S. air strike in western Baghdad on January 3.
The Embassy will open its door for diplomats and people wishing to express their sympathy to the Muslim Ummah that lost a hero who sacrificed himself to nip terrorists from the bud and save the Muslims from the Takfir waves. He participated on the ground, providing assistance to regional countries in the fight against foreign occupation and ISIS.
The Embassy will receive guests coming to sign the book of condolence from 09:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 till 16:00 from Monday to Wednesday, January, 6-8.
Major General Qassem Suleimani was described by Iran’s Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei as the “Revolution’s living martyr,” best known for his national resilience against four decades of US pressure and sanctions against Iran.
Born in 1957, Suleimani, started his military career by joining the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) after the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.
During the imposed Iraqi war on Iran, which lasted for eight years, Suleimani was promoted to be an adept commander, taking the lead in numerous battles. Following his appointment as the chief of the IRGC’s Quds Force, Suleimani assisted regional states and allies to counter terrorism, Takfiri groups and foreign-backed interventions in the region. The late General emerged as a major military tactician and a key strategist and ingenious commander leading Iranian military advisers assisting Syrian and Iraqi troops in battles against foreign-backed terrorists and Takfiris.
At the height of ISIL’s terror campaign, his pictures on the ground and the frontlines in both Iraq and Syria were widely spread across social networks and media, illustrating his assistance in different stages of wars, to wit; Baghdad government operations with a view to retaking the strategic oil-rich city of Tikrit from the terrorist Takfiri group in 2015.
With respect to Syria, the Commander took personal command of the battle against the terrorists in the Syrian city of Bukamal, located in Deir Ezzor Province, in November 2017.
Soleimani has been praised by both his enemies and foes as a pivotal military tactician and strategist. He topped Foreign Policy (FP)’s 2019 list of Global Thinkers in defense and security. The Leader and in recognition of his priceless achievements awarded him with Iran’s highest military order, the Order of Zulfaqar.
As a reaction to his assassination, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered heartfelt condolences to the Iranian nation and the Martyr’s family , declaring three days of national mourning, and stressing that the U.S. move will, definitely, double the motivation of the Iranian people’s resistance against the United States, vowing retaliation.
For his part, the Iranian President Hassan Rohani said in televised remarks that this action will make Tehran more decisive in its resistance against the United States.
“Soleimani’s martyrdom will make Iran more decisive to resist America’s expansionism and to defend our Islamic values. With no doubt, Iran and other freedom-seeking countries in the region will take his revenge,” Rohani said.
Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were martyred in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad early on Friday, January, 3rd . The US strike took place at the Baghdad International Airport, claiming the lives of eight other people.
The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Gen. Soleimani’s assassination in a move to cover his failure to destabilize the country internally by imposing illegal sanctions sanctions as well as abrogating the nuclear deal.
By: Hana SAADA