US strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon said on Thursday, adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq, Middle East.
Hamas condemns the United States killing Qassem Soleimani
Iranian military puts its military on high alert; F-14 fighter have been sent to patroll western borders of the country.
Iran’s Supreme Leader vows ‘harsh retaliation’.
All this erupted after US contractors was killed and US deadly air strikes.Trump threatened Tehran after Iraqi supporters of pro-Iranian regime factions laid siege to the US embassy in Baghdad, following deadly American air strikes on a hardline Hashed faction.
Pentagon confirmed the death of Soleimani, 62, in Iraq, saying the strike was carried out at the direction of Trump.
“At the direction of the president, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organisation,” the Pentagon said.
Middle east in rage of war like situations with regional powers consolidates.
General Staff of #Iran Armed Forces vows tough revenge for assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani after US kills Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top commander, together with senior leader in Iraq’s PMF. General was killed shortly after arriving in Baghdad this calibrated strikes ordered by Trump.
General Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite al-Quds force and architect of its regional security apparatus, killed following a US airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport on Friday.
The strike also killed the deputy chief of Iraq’s powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force. Israeli jets fly over Lebanon.
“All enemies should know that the jihad of resistance will continue with doubled motivation and a definite victory awaits the fighters in the holy war,” Khamenei said in a statement carried by TV.