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    In the earlier hours of Friday, Soleimani was killed by a US drone attack near Baghdad International Airport. US President Donald Trump said Washington took preemptive action against Soleimani to “stop a war”.

    The killing of the commander has shocked the Iranians, with an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani saying the United States crossed a “red line” with the attack, while Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei warning that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the United States.

    The funeral of Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani and the deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, is taking place in Baghdad.

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    Meanwhile, Iranian students gaathered at the Tehran state university on Saturday to mourn the deceased Quds commander.

    Saturday to mourn Qasem Soleimani.

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