Qassem Soleimani Bio – Wiki
Lots of interesting details in this alHayat report on the formation of Iraq government: Qatar intervened to distance Sunnis from Sadr-Abadi alliance; Barzani is close to Iran-backed Maliki-Amiri bloc and has built strong ties with Qassim Solemani. https://t.co/leRds1dRei
— Abdulla Hawez (@abdullahawez) August 21, 2018
|Birth Date||11th of March 1957|
|Birth Place||New York, United States|
|Death Date||3rd January 2020|
|Parents||Hassan Soleimani, Fatemeh Soleimani|
|Children||Mohammadreza Soleimani, Zeinab Soleimani|
|Nickname||General, Sardar Soleimani, Haj Qasem|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
1. There are unconfirmed reports that Qasem Soleimani commander of Qods Force (Iran's external security agency) has been killed in drone strikes. If true, this will be a major moment in US-Iran relations & Supreme Leader will undoubtedly see this as a major provocation/act of war pic.twitter.com/nLZNbvalsT
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 3, 2020
Earlier Life & Career
Soleimani’s early biography was pretty provincial, he was born in a mountain village in southeast Iran near the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s an area dominated by tribal politicians, and his father, a farmer, once owed the government a lot of money after a “botched land reform” of the Shah.
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He had to work in construction and abandon school as a teenager to help his family survive as a result and later became a technician with a municipal water authority.
Suleimani began his military career at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, during which he commanded the 41st Division. He later became involved in extra-judicial proceedings, providing military assistance to anti-Saddam Shi’ite and Kurdish groups in Iraq, and later to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestinian territories.
In 2012, Soleimani helped bolster the Syrian government, a key Iranian ally, during the Syrian Civil War. Soleimani also assisted in the command of the combined Iraqi government and Shia militia forces that advanced against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2014–2015.
Qassem Soleimani Wife, Children, Personal Life
Qassem Soleimani was a Persian from Kerman. his father was a farmer who passed away in 2017. His mother, Fatima, passed away in 2013. He is from a family of nine and has five sisters and a brother, Sohrab, who lived and worked with Sulaimani when he was young. Sohrab Sulaimani is the warden and former director-general of the Tehran Prison Organization. In April 2017, the United States banned Sohrab Sulaimani “for his role in Iranian prisons. He had Dan in karate and was a fitness trainer in his youth. He had four children: two sons and two daughters.
Death and Cause
Soleimani’s Was Hit at Baghdad’s Airport in U.S. airstrike. According to Reuters, Ahmed al-Assadi, spokesman for Iran-backed militias, said: The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed on the 3rd of January 2020, after a missile targeted his convoy from Baghdad Airport, with 4 other Popular Mobilization Forces members. His body was identified using a ring he wore on his finger, with DNA confirmation still pending. His death was confirmed by senior U.S. Department of Defense officials.
This could spiral out of control or begin to dissipate – either way, this is a game-changing moment in #Iraq IMO.
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) December 31, 2019