Iran’s Gen. Soleimani killed in airstrike at Baghdad airport.

By fatima at 2020-01-03 • 0 collector • 117 pageviews

The defense department said it killed Soleimani because he "was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. "It also accused Soleimani of approving the attacks of the U.S Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week.

An adviser to Iran's president Hassan Rouhani quickly warned U.S president Donald Trump of retaliation from Tehran.

"Trump through his gamble has dragged the U.S into the most dangerous situation in the region, "Hessameddin Ashena wrote on the social media app Telegram. "Whoever put his foot beyond the red line should be ready to face its consequences.

The airport strike also killed Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the popular mobilization forcces, and five others, including the PMF's airport protocol officer, Mohammed Reda, Iraqi officials said.

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