The body of Lieutenant General Soleimani and one of his companions Major General Hossein Pourjafari, both assassinated in the same US drone attack early Friday, arrived at the Kerman airport following massive funeral processions in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf as well as the cities of Ahvaz, Mashhad, Tehran and Qom in Iran.
In Tehran, an estimated seven million mourners packed the 5.5-kilometre thoroughfare connecting the two iconic Enqelab (Revolution) and Azadi (Freedom) squares as well as the intersecting side streets in the capital Tehran during Monday’s funeral.
Following the Tehran processions, now millions of people are attending General Soleimani’s last funeral before the burial in Kerman.
Update: The burial was postponed until further notice due to a stampede that killed and wounded dozens of people.
What follows are photos of the Kerman funeral: