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US kills Iran Quds Force leader, Pentagon confirms

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 3, 2020 12:36

US kills Iran Quds Force leader, Pentagon confirms

General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, has been killed by US forces in Iraq.

The Pentagon confirmed he was killed “at the direction of the president”. Gen Soleimani was being driven by car at Baghdad airport, alongside local Iran-backed militias, when he was hit by a US air strike. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “severe revenge awaits the criminals” behind the attack. He also announced three days of mourning.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 3, 2020 12:36