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The Killing of Iran Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani: Rumor Roundup

Rumors and misinformation were abound in the aftermath of the U.S.-ordered killing of Iran Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in early 2020.

Published Jan 6, 2020

TEHRAN, IRAN - SEPTEMBER 18 : Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani attends Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's (not seen) meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Stock photo)
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On Jan. 3, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iran Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. In the days that followed, the internet was flooded with rumors and misinformation about the strike, the political fallout, and the potential for another world war, including the enactment of a U.S. military draft.

We'll be collecting all Snopes.com's articles concerning the killing of Soleimani, and its fallout, below.

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Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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