Qasem Soleimani aka “Qassim Soleimani” or “Qassem Suleimani” (born March 11, 1957 – died January 3, 2020) was an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) from Qnant-e-Malek, Imperial State of Iran.
He was primarily responsible for clandestine operations and extraterritorial military. Furthermore, he held accountable for the Quds Force. His military career began during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.
Qasem helped the anti-Saddam Shia and Kurdish groups. He boosted the Syria government in the civil war. On the other hand, he commanded the Shia Military forces and the Iraqi government. He took advanced actions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 2014-15.
News broke out regarding his death on January 3, 2020. However, he targeted and killed near the Bagdad International Airport in Iraq. In the strike, the members of the Popular Mobilization Force Members also died.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings & Profile
Qasem Soleimani took birth on the 11th of March 1957 (age 62 years, as in 2019) in Qnant-e-Malek. Still, his father Hassan Soleimani was a farmer who died in 1997. Qasem’s mother, named Fatemeh Soleimani, passed away in 2013.
His family includes one brother Sohrab Soleimani and five sisters. Furthermore, Sohrab joined as the Director-General of the Tehran Prison Organization. In 2017, the United Nations imposed restrictions against him on the prison rules and regulations.
Qassim worked as labor in Kerman. Later on, he traveled to different places as a preacher. He focused on his body and performed gym exercises.
Wedding, Spouse & Children
Qassem Suleimani also married in the past. Though he did not disclose the name of his wife.
|Full Real Birth Name||Qasem Soleimani.|
|In the News For||Died on January 3, 2020 in the US Military Air Strike.|
|Age (As of 2019)||62 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||March 11, 1957.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Qnant-e-Malek, Imperial State of Iran.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Date of Death||January 3, 2020.|
|Cause||Killed in the US Air Force strike.|
|Place||Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad (Iraq).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
|Parents||Father: Hassan Soleimani.
Mother: Fatemeh Soleimani.
|Siblings||Brother: Sohrab Soleimani.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Name Not Known.|
|Highest Qualification||Graduate from College.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Qasem Soleimani
- He came to the IRGC in 1979 in the Iranian Revolution.
- Qasem landed on the battlefield in the Iran-Iraq war.
- However, he severely injured in Operation Tariq-ol-Qods.
- The Ramadan Headquarters carried out several army missions.
- Furthermore, he also signed the duties in the army deals and official events.
- Qassem Suleimani gave orders for the army deployment in the western Arvandroud in 1985.
- Reports leaked about the American officers Christopher R. Hill and Raymond T. Odiern.
- It stated that Qasem met the senior officers in 2009.
- He was the principal leader and architect of the Lebanese Shia party Hezbollah in 1998.
- How tall: Qasem Soleimani’s height stands at 5 feet 9 inches. His weight is around 154 Pounds.
- He helped in the formation of the National Defenses Forces (NDF) Syria.
- Additionally, he visited Moscow 2015 for the Russian–Iranian–Syrian offensive.
- He wrote about the student protests to President Mohammad Khatami.
- Soleimani and Tehran exchanged the public remarks connected with the red shipping.
- In addition to this, it highlighted the tensions between the two nations.
- The Iranian individuals with him targeted the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747.
- Moreover, the official journal of the European Union sanctioned support help to Syria’s government 2011.
- The Iranians and the other armed men added into the list by the EU.
- Still, the United States listed him as a known terrorist.
- Qasem awarded the Order of Faith and the Order of Zolfaghar.
- He formerly employed as the contractor in the Kerman Water Organization.
- Furthermore, he nicknamed “The Shadow Commander” and “Haj Qassseem.”
- He was active in the Syrian Civil and opposed ISIS.
- He succeeded by the Esmail Ghaani as the commander in the Quads Force team.
- Qassim Soleimani contributed to the military department from 1979-2020.
- The movie created “Bodyguard” (2016) based on his life and military activities.
- Ali Akbari Mozdabadi authored a book in Persian “Noble Comrades 17: Hajj Qassem” based on Soleimani’s memoirs.