Iran’s Gen. Soleimani Killed in Airstrike at Baghdad Airport

Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport, Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said.

  • Published 2 January 2020

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Baghdad (AP) — Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said. (Variant spellings of the deceased’s name may appear in reporting by other news organizations.) The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF, the officials said. Their deaths are a potential turning point… Read at AP News