Qassem Soleimani was referred to by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a ‘living martyr of the revolution’. Photo: AP

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

  • A US air strike killed Soleimani, 62, and others as they travelled from Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday morning
  • He oversaw Iran’s foreign operations and came to the attention of Americans following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Topic |   US-Iran tensions
Qassem Soleimani was referred to by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a ‘living martyr of the revolution’. Photo: AP
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