Hundreds of people gathered in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to demonstrate on the anniversary of the death of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general and military leader who commanded the Al-Quds Force. Among the demonstrators were supporters of Shiite groups associated with Iran.
According to The Times of Israel, the demonstrators shouted anti-American slogans and trampled on American and Israeli flags. In addition, the crowd demanded the complete withdrawal of the US military from Iraq.
A senior official, Faleh al-Fayyad, said that the assassination of Soleimani was “a crime against Iraqi sovereignty.”
Hadi al- Amiri, the head of the Iran-related coalition, stressed: “ We will not accept anything but complete withdrawal as revenge for the blood of our martyrs. '' as a result of a targeted strike by the US Air Force. The Iranian side accuses Israel of involvement in the general's assassination.
By the way, Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the elimination of Suleimani did not affect the “resistance.”