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Iraq: Protesters celebrate as head of Iran's Quds force General Soleimani killed in US airstrike

19 059 03.01.2020 Инфо

W/S Protesters hold giant Iraqi flag following airstrike at Baghdad's international airport
M/S Protesters hold Iraqi flag
M/S Protesters wave Iraqi flag; cars horning
W/S Protesters chanting slogans against Qais Khazali, leader of the League of the Righteous (Assaeb Ahl elhaq) and Hadi al-Amiri, president of the Alliance of Alfateh and the Badr Organization
W/S Protesters marching and holding Iraqi flag; cars horning
W/S Protesters march and wave Iraqi flag; cars horning
W/S Protesters marching and holding Iraqi flag; cars horning
M/S Protesters celebrating in the streets
W/S Protesters celebrating in the streets
W/S Protesters celebrating in the streets
W/S Protesters celebrating in the streets
SCRIPT
Protesters rallied in the streets of Baghdad to celebrate, hours after General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, was reportedly killed during a US airstrike at Baghdad's international airport, on Friday.
Footage filmed in the early hours of Friday shows crowds gathering in the streets of the Iraqi capital to celebrate the attack, marching and waving Iraqi flags.
According to Iraqi officials and the State television, the strike also killed the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Vehicles belonging to the PFM were hit by rockets, said a PFM source, who confirmed the deaths.