Feb 15, 2020 15:04 UTC

A European group has launched a remembrance campaign across Italy for Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani who was assassinated by US forces in Iraq in January.

The European Solidarity Front for Syria (ESFS) -- which launched the campaign in honor of Gen. Soleimani -- plastered the late general’s face on posters across Italy.

Photos emerged from Rome, Milan and Turin depicting Gen. Soleimani, with social media users reacting with praise.

One poster, placed on a signpost outside the Colosseum in Rome, read: "In honor of Qassem Soleimani".

Written alongside the photo was: "There is another paradise. That is the battle scene. The battlefield of your homeland."

On its Facebook page, the ESFS wrote the campaign was aimed at honoring "the memory of a man whose commitment and dedication to the cause of the freedom and sovereignty of nations has moved and inspired millions of free men and women in the world."

"General Soleimani represented and still represents one of the most important examples of a patriot at the service of that ideal that never in the world, directly or indirectly, a nation could hinder the legitimate autonomy of another nation or oppress a people opposed to it," the ESFS wrote on its Facebook page.

The group also described Gen. Soleimani’s assassination as an "unjustifiable act of barbarism and prevarication".

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