Qasem Soleimani was an Iranian military man. Qasem Soleimani served as a major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from 1998 to 2020. Likewise, on January 3, 2020, Solemani was assassinated by a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport.
Qasem Soleimani was born in 1957, at March 11. Likewise, the army personnel were born in Qanat-e Malek, Kerman Province, Iran. At the time of his death he was 62 years old. He was also of Iranian nationality and born under the zodiac sign of Pisces. Soleimani followed the Islamic religion.
Moving on to his family, he was born to Hassan Soleimani and Fatemah Soleimani. Likewise, his father Suhrab was a farmer. He is one of seven children and has one brother and five sisters. However, the names of the military personnel’s siblings are not available on the internet. The Iranian military general grew up with his siblings in Kerman province.
There is no information on the Internet about his education. However, he was a very respected member of the army. Therefore, it is easy to speculate that he was certainly academically qualified.
career and working life
After Qasem finished school, he moved to the city of Kerman. In the early days, he worked on a construction site to pay off his father’s agricultural debts. He also began working as a contractor for the Kerman Water Organization in 1975. While not at work, he spent his time weight training at local gyms. He also spent time attending the sermons of Hojjat Kamyab. Kamyab was a preacher and a protégé of Ali Khamenei who, according to Soleimani, incited him to “revolutionary activities”.
After working on his body, he joined the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in 1979. He joined the IRGC after the Iranian Revolution. During his career as a Guardsman, he was stationed in north-western Iran. He also participated in the suppression of a Kurdish separatist uprising in West Azerbaijan province. Furthermore, on September 22, 1980, after Saddam Hussein launched an invasion of Iran, Saddam Hussein triggered the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988). Soleimani joined the battlefield and served as a military company leader. The military company consisted of men from Kerman whom he assembled and trained.
He quickly earned a reputation for bravery. The young Army personnel rose through their roles in successful operations to retake territory occupied by Iraq. He eventually became commander of the 41st Tharallah Division while still in his 20s. After the war he was IRGC commander in Kerman province in the 1990s. During the 1999 student revolt in Tehran, Soleimani was one of the IRGC officers who signed a letter to President Mohammad Khatami. Furthermore, the letter had stated that if Khatami did not put down the student rebellion, the military would do it. Likewise, the letter also mentioned that it could also launch a coup against Khatami.
In addition, in 2008 he led a group of Iranian investigators investigating the death of Imad Mughniyah. Distinguished army personnel I helped negotiate a ceasefire between the Iraqi army and the Mahdi army in March 2008. Later in 2015, Soleimani began rallying support from various sources to fight the resurgent Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and rebel groups. In addition, both groups had successfully seized large tracts of land from Assad’s forces.
Awards and net worth
He has received a few awards from the Iranian Army. He has received the following honors and awards.
Order of Zolfaghar, Order of Fath (1st class) and Order of Fath (2nd class) and Order of Fath (3rd class)
When it comes to net worth, he hasn’t revealed his income details. Therefore, it is difficult to determine the exact net worth of Iranian personnel. He has certainly been part of several scandals over the years.
Qasem Soleimani was assassinated January 3, 2020. He died around 1:00 a.m. local time (22:00 UTC, January 2). The assassination was carried out by a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport.
Qasem was a married Man. However, the name of the wife of the army personnel is not known. He has four children – Zeinab Soleimani, Mohammadreza Soleimani and a son and a daughter.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Qasem was a well built, muscular guy. As for his height, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 70 kg. Likewise, Iranian Army personnel had white hair and a pair of black eyes.
He is not active on any social media platforms.