A funeral procession was held at the holy shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad on Saturday (January 4) for Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who were both killed by US drone strikes outside Baghdad Airport on Friday.
The golden dome mosque was built to honour Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, who died in the eighth century, as one of the most revered saints for Shiite Muslims.
The funeral procession was attended by hundreds of people who also paid their respects to the six others who were killed in attack.
Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias is holding 'the American and Israeli enemy' responsible for the military leaders' deaths.
Iraqi paramilitary groups said on Friday that three rockets hit Baghdad International Airport, killing five members of Iraqi paramilitary groups and two "guests."
The rockets landed near the air cargo terminal, burning two vehicles, killing and injuring several people.