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Soleimani thought he was untouchable, and for more than a decade he was.
The stampede that erupted in Kerman, the hometown of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, also injured at least 200 others.
From Tampa to San Francisco, protesters marched the streets chanting anti-war slogans.
Qassem Soleimani has been subject to an international travel ban and asset freeze by the U.N. Security Council since 2007.
Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.
Iranian military deployment increased further during the summer of 2014, despite continued Iranian denials that there were any Iranian troops stationed in Iraq. On August 21, Iran's 81st Armored Division took part in a joint Iranian-Kurdish attack to liberate Jalawla from IS militants.
Two Syrian women who live in Iran hold their country's flag and a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad after casting
Nothing illustrates the free-wheeling chaos of the Middle East better than what is going on in Yemen.
While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.
Amidst the flurry of debate over Iran's trustworthiness and willingness to transform itself into a responsible regional power, the destabilizing presence of the Quds Force cannot be ignored.