Multiple Twitter users shared videos of massive crowds in Syria celebrating the death of Iranian general Soleimani.
Syrians took to the streets to celebrate and also handed out sweets to eat.
Ragip Soylu tweeted:
Syrians who had to live through the bombings, assassinations and massacres plotted by #Soleimani for years now celebrate his death in Idlib, Syria
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) January 3, 2020
Syrians celebrate and thank Trump for ridding them of #Soleimani , one of the main causes of their tragedy.
(See the sign that says “Thank you Trump)
— Mahmoud Abdurrahman (@mahmoud_aruhman) January 3, 2020
Syrians in #Idlib, the last province under control of anti-Asad/Iran forces, celebrate the elimination of Qassem Sulaymani, one of the men most responsible for the murder, displacement, and destruction in #Syria over the last nine years.
Syrians in #Idlib, the last province under control of anti-Asad/Iran forces, celebrate the elimination of Qassem Sulaymani, one of the men most responsible for the murder, displacement, and destruction in #Syria over the last nine years. pic.twitter.com/iTvfK8QNzt
— Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) January 3, 2020
Syrians hand out sweets in Idlib countryside to celebrate the killing of Soleimani.
— OldPrague (@OldPrague) January 3, 2020
Thread: Syrians celebrating the death of Soleimani
— Eve (@HolisticMuslim) January 3, 2020
Late on Thursday, American air strikes killed Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s secretive Quds Force, and seven of his associates.
The Trump administration justified the strikes, first describing Soleimani as a ruthless killer, and then by saying that the raid was in response to “imminent threats to American lives.”
Several displaced Syrians told Middle East Eye that they were celebrating because under Soleimani’s instruction, pro-Syrian government forces besieged a number of rebel-held towns and cities, starving them into capitulation.
“We ate cats during the siege and residents gave up their cars in exchange for a couple kilogrammes of rice,” said Burhan, a civilian who fled the city of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside to Idlib.
“Many died of starvation because of Soleimani and his militia.”
Muhannad al-Yamani, a displaced Syrian told MEE, that he was “thrilled” when news broke of Soleimani’s death.
“We were pleased because he is one of the main reasons behind the displacement of many Syrians, especially those from Aleppo. He led operations against the free people of Syria in many cities. In Idlib, Aleppo, Homs and even Damascus. He had a big role in the killing of children and women and the displacement of many. God has punished him.”
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com