People gathered in Palestine Square in the Central American country’s capital, San Salvador, on Tuesday to pay homage to General Soleimani, who was assassinated by the United States in 2020.
They carried the flags of Palestine and Iran and also the photos of the late Iranian commander. The participants also burnt the flags of the Israeli regime.
Mass rallies were also held across Iran on Tuesday to commemorate General Soleimani’s martyrdom anniversary.
People gathered in the southeastern city of Kerman, General Soleimani’s hometown, to pay tribute to the iconic commander.
General Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were martyred along with their companions in a US drone strike on January 3, 2020.
The strike near Baghdad International Airport was authorized by then-US president Donald Trump. Days after his martyrdom, the anti-terror icon’s body was transferred to Iran and was laid to rest in his hometown of Kerman.
The two noted anti-terror commanders were tremendously respected and admired across the region for their instrumental role in fighting and decimating the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.