nuckin_futz Posted January 3, 2020 Share Posted January 3, 2020 (edited) U.S. air strike kills top Iranian military general and Iraqi commander at Baghdad’s international airport Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, seen here in 2016, was reportedly killed Friday in an air strike in Baghdad. (File photo) The Associated Press Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed early on Friday in an air strike on their convoy at Baghdad airport, an Iraqi militia spokesman told Reuters. “The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani,” said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias. U.S. officials told Reuters that strikes had been carried out against two targets linked to Iran in Baghdad. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, declined to give any further details. Three rockets hit Baghdad International Airport, killing five members of Iraqi paramilitary groups and two “guests”, Iraqi paramilitary groups said on Friday. The rockets landed near the air cargo terminal, burning two vehicles, killing and injuring several people. Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday following U.S. air raids on Sunday against Kataib Hezbollah militia bases in retaliation for missile attacks that killed a U.S. contractor in northern Iraq last week. Tension between the United States and Iran has ramped up in the region over U.S. economic sanctions hurting the Iranian economy. The two sides have traded blame over attacks on oil installations, militia arms depots as well as military bases hosting U.S. forces. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-one-killed-others-injured-as-rockets-fall-on-baghdad-international/ ************************** This has potential to become a really big deal. Edited January 3, 2020 by nuckin_futz 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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