Footage showing wreckage of the cars which were targeted Qasem Soleymani
Aftermath of US drone strike at the convoy carrying, Qasem Soleimani.
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Pentagon confirmed late Thursday that it carried out a strike that killed Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force.
The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, vice president of the Hashd al-Shaabi group, or Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), local media reported.
“At the direction of the President [Donald Trump], the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Soleimani,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
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Qasem Soleimani was an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and from 1998 until his death commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military operations RIP.
The murder of one of the most socially projected figures in Iran, where he had even won recognition of detractors of power with his image of a pious and combative man in the face of external pressure, reduces the advantage to diplomacy to a minimum and accelerates the trajectory of shock between Iran and the US.
Footage from Kerman, the hometown of the killed IRGC al-Quds forces leader Qassem Soleimani.