- Late Iranian General Qasem Soleimani appears to be a popular figure even outside his home country, Iran
- A Syrian church held a mass in honour of the late Soleimani, who was killed last week by an American airstrike
- The video of the mass was shared on Twitter by an independent commentator, Hadi Nasrallah
A Syrian church has held a mass in honour of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani killed last week by an American airstrike.
The mass was held in the evangelical church of Aleppo, Syria with the presiding reverend stating that the late Iranian general played an essential role in the liberation battle of Aleppo against US-backed jihadists.
The video of the mass was shared on Twitter by an independent commentator, Hadi Nasrallah.
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The reverend of the church in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Ibrahim Naseir, described the resistance of Late Soleimani as similar to that adopted by Jesus Christ.
“All what Qasem Soleimani and those with him ever did was to stand up against ISIS and against all terrorist organisations that wanted to kill anyone who disagrees with them,” Naseir said during his sermon.
Meanwhile, some Iranians have alleged that they are being harassed by the U.S border officials amid diplomatic tensions between both countries.
Several travellers of Iranian heritage told BBC News they faced inappropriate questions about their views on the situation.
Around 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans said they were stopped for up to seven-and-a-half hours on Sunday, January 5 while trying to cross into the U.S at a border crossing near Washington.
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