A group of Iraqi and Arab community held a memorial ceremony in London on the second martyrdom anniversary of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) deputy head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The ceremony included a memorial service and the participants placed two symbolic coffins wrapped in the Iraqi and Iranian flags.
Participants in the ceremony praised the role of the two leaders in confronting terrorism and defending the region.
They also hailed their effort in liberating areas in Syria and Iraq from terrorists.
The mourners raised pictures of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr who was executed by the Saudi regime 6 years ago, in addition to pictures of a number of martyrs in Bahrain.
Lieutenant-General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s IRGC Quds Force, and the former Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were martyred along with 8 of their companions in a US strike on Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.
General Soleimani was in Baghdad on the official invitation of Iraq’s Government.