US-Iran tensions after Soleimani killing: All the latest updates

The body of Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander who was assassinated last week in an air raid by the United States in Baghdad, has arrived in his hometown of Kerman for burial later on Tuesday.

State TV broadcast live images of thousands of people in the streets of Kerman, many dressed in black, to mourn Qassem’s death.

Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF, or Hashd al-Shaabi), an Iran-backed umbrella organisation comprising several militias. Several other people were also killed in Friday’s attack.

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