Was the Drone Attack on Iranian General an Assassination?

After the targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, newsrooms struggled with the question: Had the United States just carried out an assassination?

  • Published 4 January 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — After the targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, newsrooms struggled with the question: Had the United States just carried out an assassination? And should news stories about the killing use that term? The AP Stylebook, considered a news industry bible, defines assassination as “the murder of a politically important or prominent individual by surprise attack.” Although the United States and Iran have long been adversaries and engaged in a shadow… Read at AP News