Top Iranian General Among 7 Killed In US Air Strike

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Iran’s General Nassem Soleimani Among 7 Killed In
In another instance of a souring relationship between the United States and Iraqi forces, Gen Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in a US-led airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport on Friday.

Pentagon has confirmed that the strike was carried out by the US, on the orders of American President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump posted an image of the US Flag, minutes after reports of Gen Qaseem Soleimani’s death.

The White House has called it a “defensive action” taken to protect US personnel abroad.

“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.” tweeted, The White House

Iran's Revolutionary Guards confirmed in a statement that Soleimani was killed.

Apart from Gen Qassem Soleimani, the strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

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