Video from Syria's last rebel-held territory in Idlib province shows people distributing sweets celebrating the death of Qasem Soleimani.
"We congratulate the free people of Syria on the death of the criminal Qassem Soleimani, hopefully Assad will have the same fate," a sign on the sweets tray read.
The Syrian opposition has been fighting the Syria's president Bashar Al Assad and his government, which is backed heavily by Iran. Soleimani was seen as one of the chief architects of military strategy that allowed the Syrian regime to beat back Syrian rebels. In the brutal siege of Aleppo in 2016, Soleimani played a prominent role in the offensive that displaced more than 400,000 Syrians and killed thousands.
Many who have been displaced by the violence now live in Idlib, Syria.
An umbrella group for the Syrian opposition said in a statement that they hope Iran’s sectarian crimes in Syria will end with the death of Soleimani.
"The killing of the terrorist commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard militia, Qassem Soleimani, who led and participated in massacres and the displacement of millions of Syrians marks the end of one of the most prominent war criminals who is responsible for (many) crimes in Syria and the region,” the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces known as Etilaf said.
The statement went on to add: "War criminal Soleimani played a major role in the situation in Syria."