Zeinab Soleimani is an Iranian self-employed woman and the daughter of Qasem Soleimani, Major General, IRGC. Zeinab Soleimani came into the news after her father died in the drone attack on January 3, 2020.
Table of Biography
Zeinab Soleimani was born in the year 1991 and is currently 29 years old. Born in Iran, Zeinab holds Iranian citizenship. She was born in an Islam family. Talking about her family, her father’s name is Qasem Soleimani whereas her mother’s name is not known. Qasem was one of the most powerful men of Iran and was the head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Similarly, she also has a brother named Mohammadreza Soleimani.
Moving towards her educational details, not much is available on the web. However, she might have completed her high school education.
Professional Life and Career
Zeinab Soleimani stayed in the house and performed her duties. She couldn’t live freely because of Iran’s political situation and her father’s occupation.
Her father Qasem Soleimani’s Career
Qasem Soleimani was in the army service of Iran. He came into rising when he joined the war against Iraq in 1980. Iraq launched an aggressive attack on Iran on September 22, 1980, and the war lasted from 1980 to 1988.
In his initial days, Qasem led a military company and rose through the ranks in quick time after series of successful operations to regain the lands occupied by Iraq. Consequently, he grew as the commander of the 41st Tharallah Division while still in his 20s.
After this war, Qasem successfully led a fight in the 1990s against drug trafficking taking place from Afghanistan to Turkey and Europe. During that time, he served as an IRGC commander in Kerman Province.
Qasem was one of the loud voices from the military’s side in demanding the destruction of the 1999 student revolt in Tehran and played a significant role in suppressing the Iranian Green Movement in 2009.
After he became the commander of the Quds Force in 1998, Qasem Soleimani initially worked with the United States to crush the Taliban in Afghanistan.
During the terror attacks in the US by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001, the American and Iranians collaborated in air bombing operations in Afghanistan and also in capturing key Al Qaeda operatives. Nut the then US President George W Bush announced Iran as part of the “axis of evil” and therefore the joint operations ended in January 2002.
Qassem is also hugely recognized as being the architect of an arc of influence, termed as the ‘Axis of Resistance’ by Iran. It included the Gulf of Oman, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and extended to the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. Considering his talent, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed him as Major General in January 2011.
Qasem also supported the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad during the civil war there. He also helped Syria in planning and carrying out several operations inside Syria to curb the rebels and fight the Islamic State (IS) or the Daesh.
Qasem also helped to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene in Syria.
The attack of Nubl and Al-Zahraa ended in 2016 after three years by the Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanised Division, with the help of the Syrian air force and backed by Russia. The major also played a significant role in Iran’s fight against the Islamic State in Iraq. He also brought together the Kurdish and Shia forces to take them on.
The Quds Force also played an important role in liberating Amirli (or Amerli), Jurf al-Nasr (formerly known as Jurf al-Sakhar), Tikrit, and other cities and areas of Iraq from the stranglehold of the Islamic State. According to the report, Qasem also took part in high-level talks to form the government in Iraq.
The 29-year-old Zeinab Soleimani married Riza Safi al-Din, son of Hassan Nasrallah’s cousin, Hashim Safi al-Din. Moreover, there is no other information regarding their marriage.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Reflecting on her physical statistics, Zeinab is 5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm or else 1.65 meters tall and weighs around 55 kg or 121 pounds. Similarly, she has black hair and eyes of the same color. Other than this, her other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hips size are not available.
When it comes to her social media handles, she cant be found on any of them.