Qassem Soleimani was Iran’s ‘living martyr’ who saw long war against US and Israel as ‘lost paradise’

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Qassem Soleimani was Iran’s ‘living martyr’ who saw long war against US and Israel as ‘lost paradise’

For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Major General Qassem Soleimani widely represented a figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of US pressure.For the US and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran’s proxy forces, responsible for fighters in Syria backing President Bashar al-Assad and for the deaths of American troops in Iraq.Soleimani survived the horror of Iran’s long war in the 1980s with Iraq to take control of the…

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