Huge crowds turned out for the funeral of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Tehran on January 6. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to hit Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates for the assassination of Soleimani on January 3. Meanwhile, Iraq's parliament has called for U.S. troops to be expelled from the country.
Monday 6 January 2020
Thousands of people attended a funeral procession in Baghdad on January 4 for those killed one day earlier in a U.S. air strike, including top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi joined the procession, as did many Iraqis carrying the flags of Iranian-backed militias.