People attend a protest against the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua

Thousands of Iranians mourn top commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by US ‘to stop war’

  • Earlier on Saturday, a fresh air strike hit pro-Iran fighters in Iraq, as fears grew of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran
  • Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei swiftly promised ‘severe revenge’ and protesters torched US flags and chanted ‘death to America’
Topic |   US-Iran tensions

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People attend a protest against the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Tehran. Photo: Xinhua
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