Death of Qasem Soleimani welcomed by some in northern Syria

Former Aleppo resident blames Soleimani for being displaced from his home
This man now lives in the rebel-held countryside in northern Syria, but is from the east of Aleppo which was recaptured by the Syrian government with Iranian and Russian support in 2016.

He says he was displaced from his home in east Aleppo because of Qasem Soleimani, and news of his death made him "feel happy".

(Image: Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani. Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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