According to the latest data, the death toll in a stampede that occurred during the farewell ceremony with killed in airstrike the U.S. an Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has reached 56. Earlier it was reported about 50 victims.
the Ceremony of farewell with the General Soleimani was held in his hometown of Kerman on Tuesday, January 7. Originally scheduled for the morning of the funeral was delayed due to the large number of people willing to bid farewell to those killed, reports RIA Novosti.
As reported, the operation of the U.S. air force was spent in Iraq in the Baghdad international airport. Targets become Iranian General Soleimani and Deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, which Washington believes was involved in the attack on the American Embassy in Baghdad December 31, 2019.
Later, Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei vowed to avenge the United States for the death of Qasem Soleimani. In response, the US President Donald trump said that if such an attack takes place, Washington will cause “fast and strong shock” for 52 purposes in Iran.