Qasem Soleimani

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Qasem Soleimani
Qasem Soleimani with Zolfaghar Order.jpg
Soleimani in his offeecial militar dress wi Order o Zolfaghar in 2019.
Native nameقاسم سلیمانی
Elk-name"Haj Qassem" (amang supporters)[1]
"The Shaidae Commander" (in the Wast)[2][3][4][5][6]
Born11 Mairch 1957(1957-03-11)
Qanat-e Malek, Kerman, Imperial State of Iran
Dee'd3 Januar 2020(2020-01-03) (aged 62)[7]
Baghdad, Iraq
Allegiance Iran
Service/branchIslamic Revolutionary Gaird Corps
Years o service1979–2020
RankMajor general
UnitQuds Force
Commands held41st Tharallah Diveesion o Kerman
Quds Force
Battles/wars
See battles

Kurdish Rebellion (1979)


Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988)[8]


KDPI insurgency (1989–96)


Sooth Lebanon conflict (1985–2000)


Invasion o Afghanistan[10][better soorce needit]


2006 Lebanon War[11][12]


Iraq War


Iran–Israel proxy conflict


Sirie Civil War


Iraqi Ceevil War (2014–2017)

AwairdsIRIA Zulfaqar Ribbon.svg Order o Zolfaghar (1)[17]
Order of Fat'h (1st Class).svgOrder of Fat'h (2nd Class).svgOrder of Fat'h (3rd Class).svg Order o Fath (3)[18]

Qasem Soleimani (Persie: قاسم سلیمانی‎) (11 Mairch 1957[19] – 3 Januar 2020) wis an Iranian Major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Gaird Corps (IRGC) an syne 1998 commander o its Quds Force—a diveesion primarily responsible for extraterritorial militar an hidlins operations.[20]

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  2. Dexter Filkins (30 September 2013). "The Shadow Commander". The New Yorker. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
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  6. "Iran's 'shadow commander' steps into the spotlight". The Observers. Archived frae the oreeginal on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  7. "Qasem Soleimani among those killed in Baghdad Airport attack – report". Reuters. 3 January 2020.
  8. "لشکر 41 ثارالله (ع) | دفاع‌مقدس". defamoghaddas.ir. Archived frae the oreeginal on 9 February 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  9. "عملیاتی که در آن سردار سلیمانی شدیداً مجروح شد". yjc.ir. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  10. "El iraní Qasem Soleimani, "el hombre más poderoso en Irak"". Terra.
  11. soleimani reveals details role he played 2006 israel hezbollah war aawsat.com
  12. Shadowy Iran commander Qassem Soleimani gives rare interview on 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war thenational.ae
  13. "Pictures reportedly place Iranian general in Daraa". Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  14. "Iran's Revolutionary Guards executes 12 Assad's forces elements". Iraqi News. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  15. Hermann, Rainer (15 October 2016). "Die Völkerschlacht von Aleppo". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  16. Amir Toumaj (2 April 2017). "Qassem Soleimani reportedly spotted in Syria's Hama province". Long War Journal. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  17. "Leader awards General Soleimani with Iran's highest military order". Press TV. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  18. "عکس/ مدال های فرمانده نیروی قدس سپاه". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
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  20. "Iran's Spymaster Soleimani Counters U.S. Moves in the Mideast". Wall Street Journal. 6 April 2012.