Iran’s Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani eliminated in US drone strike
BREAKING: Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s extra-territorial terror group Quds Force chief, was eliminated in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport. The White House said President Trump ordered the strike in the early hours of Friday.
Muslim terrorist Qassem Soleimani was targeted while being driven from Baghdad airport by local Iran-backed terrorists from the PMU terror group.
The deputy head of the PMU, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes, a close Soleimani associate, was also eliminated in the strike.
“General Suleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” a Pentagon statement said. “This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”
Minutes before the statement Trump tweeted a US flag.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, ordered three days of mourning and vowed that the US would face “severe revenge” for the killing.
“Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more,” Sec. Pompeo tweeted.