January 6, 2020 / 6:20 AM / 12 days ago

Iran leader Khamenei leads prayers at Soleimani funeral

DUBAI, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday led prayers in the funeral of slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike.

The prayers in Tehran by Khamenei, who was flanked by officials including President Hassan Rouhani, were part of a state funeral. State television showed large crowds attending the funeral. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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