- Qasem Soleimani, also known by the name “Haj Qassem” and “The Shadow Commander,” was the most powerful Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). He was the commander of Quds Force, who worked for clandestine operations and a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military.
- World Holds its Breath To Observe How Iran Counter to The Death of Qasem Soliemani After Donald Trumps Strikes Air Missile
- Funeral, Death
- Net Worth, Salary, Income
- Married, Wife, Children
- Family, Siblings, Parents
- Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Qasem Soleimani, also known by the name “Haj Qassem” and “The Shadow Commander,” was the most powerful Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). He was the commander of Quds Force, who worked for clandestine operations and a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military.
Qasem was born on 11 March 1957 in Qanat-e Malek, Kerman, and died on 3rd January 2020 near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad Governorate, Iraq. He was 62 years old during his death. He was Iranian by nationality and possessed the ethnicity of Persians.
World Holds its Breath To Observe How Iran Counter to The Death of Qasem Soliemani After Donald Trumps Strikes Air Missile
3rd January 2020 might be an important event for the entire world as it may cause World War 3. The major general of Iran Qasem Soleimani was killed on the very day around 1:00 am local time (22:00 UTC on 2nd January). He was killed with missiles shot from an American drone, which targeted his convoy near Baghdad International Airport. Just after he left his plane, which arrived in Iraq from Lebanon, the missiles were launched, and the incident happened. Along with Qasem other four were killed by a missile, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the Iraqi-Iranian military commander.
The body was confirmed as Qasim through his red ring in his finger.
Moreover, the news was confirmed by the United States Department of Defense. The strike was carried out under the direction of President Trump. Besides that, they also asserted that Qasem was planning further attacks on American diplomats. And due to this incident, tens of thousands came to the streets to mourn the general burning US and British flags and were also chanting “death to America.”
Regarding the strike Trump even tweeted that;
‘Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently…hundreds of Iranian protesters.
‘He was already attacking our Embassy and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.
‘Let this serves as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans or American assets, we have…..targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.
‘The USA wants no more threats!’.
His funeral was held on 4th January, which was held in Baghdad with thousands of Iraqi people, mourners in attendance, and militia flags. The funeral started at the AI-Kadhimiya Mosque in Baghdad. Many renowned faces of Iraq attended the funeral procession including Iraq’s prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other leaders of Iran-backed militias. His departed body was taken to the holy Shia cities of Karbala and Najaf.
Net Worth, Salary, Income
Qasim’s professional career started in 1979 after he joined the Revolutionary was Guard (IRGC) following the Iranian Revolution. Qasim was also engaged in organizing and leading irregular warfare missions seep inside Iraq, which was carried out by the Ramadan Headquarters. Then in between 1997 and 1998, he was appointed as the commander of the IRGC’s, and he also was considered one of the possible successors to the post of commander of Irgc.
Then in 1999, Qasem signed a letter to then-president Mohammad Khatami regarding the student protests. They wrote;
“Dear Mr. Khatami, how long do we have to shed tears, sorrow over the events, practice democracy by chaos and insults, and have revolutionary patience at the expense of sabotaging the system? Dear president, if you don’t make a revolutionary decision and act according to your Islamic and national missions, tomorrow will be so late and irrecoverable that cannot be even imagined.”
Besides that, he has also received awards, including Order of Faith and Order of Zolfaghar.
Being the Major General of Qasem, he might have earned a handsome amount of money till the date of his death. And his net worth is estimated at around $10 million.
Married, Wife, Children
Qasem was a married man before his death. He married twice in his life. Together with his wives, he was blessed with a son and a daughter. His one son’s name was Mohammadreza Soleimani, and one of the daughter’s name was Zeniab Soleimani.
Family, Siblings, Parents
Qasem was born to Iranian parents. He was the son of Hassan Soloeimani and Fatemeh Soleimani. He grew up with his siblings Sohrab Soleimani and Ahmad Soleimani.
Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Qasem was blessed with decent body measurements. However, information regarding Qasem height and weight are still unknown to the media. He had white-colored hair with brown colored eyes.