Iran names deputy commander of Quds force terror group to replace Soleimani
Iran’s supreme leader appointed Qassem Soleimani’s deputy Esmail Ghaani, to replace him as head of the country’s Quds Forces terror group.
The force’s terror program “will be unchanged from the time of his predecessor,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement published by state media.
Muslim terrorist Esmail Ghaani became deputy commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, in 1997 when Soleimani became the Force’s chief commander.
Ghaani was quoted by Iranian media as saying in 2017 that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “threats against Iran will damage America … We have buried many … like Trump and know how to fight against America.”
Ghaani is also known for his hate for Israel, similar to Soleimani.
Qassem Soleimani 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.