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    Earlier in the day, Iraq's Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said that five members of the militia as well as “two guests” had been killed by rocket fire near the Baghdad International Airport, media reported.

    Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, was killed by the rocket fire near the Baghdad International Airport, Al Arabiya and Sky News broadcasters reported on Friday.

    The United States carried out on Friday strikes on two Iran-linked targets in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Reuters news agency reported, citing unnamed US officials.

    Earlier in the day, a source in the Iraqi security services said that several people had been killed by the rocket fire.

    Iraq's Shia Popular Mobilisation Forces said its senior official in charge of public relations, Mohammed Jabiri, had been killed in the incident along with four other members of the militia and "two guests".

    The rockets are said to have fallen near the facilities of the Iraqi army and the international coalition. According to Al-Sumaria broadcaster, the incident injured 12 Iraqi servicemen and killed a civilian.

    The situation in Iraq escalated on Tuesday when Shia protesters attempted to storm the gates of the US Embassy in Baghdad following airstrikes on an Iran-backed unit of Kataib Hezbollah operating in the country.

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    • 19:42

      Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Discusses With Mike Pompeo Measures to 'Defuse Tensions' in Middle East - SPA

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz on Friday in a telephone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed "the latest developments in Iraq and efforts being exerted to defuse tensions in the region", as well as ways to "to maintain peace and stability in the Middle East in this turbulent period", according to the Saudi Press Agency.

    • 19:35

      Bahraini, Jordanian Airlines Suspend Flights to Baghdad Following US Killing of Soleimani

      Bahrain's Gulf Air airline on Friday canceled all its flights to the Iraqi capital following the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iran's elite Quds Force, near Baghdad International Airport.

      "Flights to and from Baghdad and Najaf in the Republic of Iraq have suspended until further notice due to safety and security issues," Gulf Air wrote on Twitter.

      Royal Jordanian Airlines has also suspended its flights from Jordan's capital of Amman to Baghdad due to the unstable situation in Baghdad and the airport. According to the company, its flights to other Iraqi cities will take place on schedule.

    • 19:04

      Iran's Foreign Ministry Considers Berlin Collaborator in US’ Cruel and Unilateral Actions

    • 18:54

      Global Equity Markets Shaken Following US Airstrikes in Iraq, Killing of Iranian Top General

      Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 17, 2019

      Global Equity Markets Shaken Following US Airstrikes in Iraq, Killing of Iranian Top General

      The head of one of Iran’s most powerful military branches, the Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani was killed in a precision US airstrike on 3 January, prompting fears that Tehran could retaliate for his assassination with military action.
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    • 18:28

      Iranian Foreign Minister Calls Soleimani's Killing an Act of 'International Terrorism' - Reports

      "It was an extremely dangerous, foolish escalation ... He was the most effective force fighting against Islamic State* and al Qaeda* terrorists", Zarif said during talks with the UN Secretary-General.

      *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) and Al Qaeda are terrorist groups banned in Russia

    • 18:16

      US Defence Secretary Mark Esper Drops Plans to Take Personal Leave Later This Month Amid Iran Tensions - Reports

    • 17:56

      Lavrov Tells Pompeo Following Iranian General’s Murder by US That Moscow Urges Washington to Solve Any Problems at Negotiating Table

      "Lavrov stressed that deliberate actions of a UN member state to liquidate other UN member state's officials, not to mention on a third sovereign country's soil without its knowledge, is a gross violation of the principles of the international law and deserves condemnation", the ministry said in a statement, issued following a phone conversation between the two diplomats.

      The Russian minister pointed out that this act by the US could lead to severe consequences for the peace and stability in the region.

      "Moscow urges Washington to refrain from illegally using force in achieving its goals in the international arena, and solve all problems at the negotiating table [instead]", the ministry stated.

    • 17:50

      Pentagon Approves Deployment of Additional 3,000 Troops as Iran Vows to Avenge Soleimani's Death

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      Pentagon Reportedly Okays 3,000 More Troops to Mideast After Soleimani Killing

      Following the US airstrike that killed the Quds Force chief on 3 January in Iraqi's capital, Iranian leaders have vowed to retaliate for Washington's actions, which they described as a "terrible crime" as well as an act of "terrorism" and "rogue adventurism".
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    • 17:46

      New Footage Allegedly Shows Moment US Airstrike Hit Iranian Commander Soleimani's Vehicle

      A picture shows a destroyed vehicle on fire following a US strike on January 3, 2020 on Baghdad international airport road in which top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed along with eight others, including the deputy head of Iraq's powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force.

      New Footage Allegedly Shows Moment US Airstrike Hit Iranian Commander Soleimani's Vehicle

      Media reports suggested that the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force arrived at Baghdad International Airport early on 3 January from either Syria or Lebanon, but his car was struck by two missiles launched, according to conflicting accounts, from either a drone or an attack chopper.
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    • 17:11

      Iraqi Parliament to Hold Extraordinary Session to Discuss US Airstrike on 5 January

    • 17:08

      Senior Chinese Diplomat Expresses Concerns to Pompeo After Iranian General’s Murder

      "The US identified its position on the current situation in the Middle East. Yang Jiechi said that China was very concerned about the current situation in the Middle East. China is pursuing a settlement through dialogue and opposes the use of military force in international affairs", China’s Foreign Ministry said.

    • 16:52

      Iran Summons Swiss Envoy Again to Answer US Message - Reports

    • 16:45

      US Senator Rubio Says Soleimani Was 'Plotting Coup in Iraq'

    • 16:14

      Le Drian, Pompeo Discuss Middle East Escalation in Light of Soleimani's Killing

      "The minister stressed France’s concern over the growing tensions in the Middle East in recent months, which has sharply escalated in Iraq in the last few weeks", the ministry said in a statement.

      "In the current circumstances, France is calling on all sides to show restraint, and urging Iran to avoid all actions that could further undermine regional stability or lead to a serious crisis in regard to the proliferation of nuclear weapons", the statement said.

    • 15:15

      Emmanuel Macron After US Killing of Top Iranian Commander: Tehran Should Refrain From Any Provocation

    • 15:15

      Iran's National Security Council Describes Killing of General Soleimani as 'US’ Biggest Strategic Mistake' - Reports

      "The United States should know that its criminal attack on Commander Soleimani is the biggest strategic mistake in West Asia. The US will not easily escape the consequences of this miscalculation", the Council said in a statement circulated by the country's foreign ministry.

      According to the statement, Tehran will avenge the death of the high-ranking military commander "at the right time and in the right place". 

    • 15:13

      German Armed Forces Not Allowed to Leave Bases in Iraq After Killing of Iranian Top Commander

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      German Armed Forces Not Allowed to Leave Bases in Iraq After Killing of Iranian Top Commander

      The tensions in the Middle East flared up in December following an attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, which was stormed by protesters in response to Washington’s strikes in Iraq and Syria. The situation escalated overnight as the head of the Iranian IRGC’s Quds Force Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in an airstrike by the US military.
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    • 15:03

      Bashar Assad: Soleimani Support for Syrian Army 'Will Not be Forgotten'

      "The memory of the martyr Soleimani will remain immortal in the conscience of the Syrian people", Syrian President Bashar Assad stated.

      "We received, with utmost sorrow, the news of the martyrdom of a constellation of resistance leaders, headed by Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of al-Quds Failaq, who spent his life in the national work and serving his country and the axis of resistance and the right issues of peoples and in combating terrorism and its backers", Assad said as quoted by the Syrian Arab News Agency.

      "We are confident that this crime will increase the determination of the axis of the resistance to continue confronting the US subversive policy in the region and all forces of injustice and aggression in the world", Assad stated.

    • 14:55

      UN Chief Says 'World Cannot Afford' Another Gulf War After Iran General’s Killing

      "He is deeply concerned with the recent escalation. This is a moment in which leaders must exercise maximum restraint. The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf", spokesman Farhan Haq of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

    • 14:44

      UN Security Council Holds Closed-Door Meeting After US Kills Top Iranian General - Video

      UN Security Council chamber (File photo).

      UN Security Council Holds Closed-Door Meeting After US Kills Top Iranian General - Video

      The head of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qasem Soleimani was killed in the early hours of Friday in an airstrike carried out by the US in Iraq's capital Baghdad. Following his demise, Tehran threatened "crushing revenge" against the United States.
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    • 14:35

      Wall Street Stocks Tumble After US Killing of Iranian Commander Soleimani

      Wall Street’s top stocks barometer, the S&P500, was down 0.8 percent at 3,231 at 10:04 AM EST (15:04 GMT). The index, which measures the value of the 500 largest US corporations by market capitalization, settled at an all-time high of 3,257.

      The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index fell 0.9 percent to 9,010. The Nasdaq hit a record high of 9,093 in the previous session, rising its most in a day since September 5. The technology sector was the darling of Wall Street investors last year, lifting the Nasdaq by 36% for the index’s best performance in six years.

      US stocks’ broad Dow Jones Industrial Average also slid by 0.9 percent to 28,615. The Dow hit an all-time high of 28,873 on Thursday, in its best one-day gain since December 6. The Dow rose 23 percent last year for its best performance since 2017.

    • 14:30

      Unrest May Unfold in Bahrain After Soleimani’s Killing – State Department

      "In light of regional events, there is potential for spontaneous demonstrations or unrest to take place in Bahrain over the coming days, and possibly beyond", the State Department said in an updated travel advisory. "While we have no information indicating a threat to American citizens, we encourage you to continually exercise the appropriate level of security awareness in regards to your personal security and in the face of any anti-US activity that may arise in Bahrain".

    • 14:21

      Swedish Foreign Ministry Calls for Restraint Concerning Soleimani's Assassination

    • 14:21

      Royal Jordanian Airlines Suspends Flights to Baghdad Airport Due to Security Situation in Iraqi Capital

    • 14:12

      US Airstrike Kills Four Iranian Officers Along With Quds Commander Soleimani - Report

      Brigadier Gen. Hossein Pourjafari, Col. Shahroud Mozafarinia, Maj. Hadi Taremi, and Captain Vahid Zamanian were killed, the IRIB broadcaster said, citing a statement from the Quds Force.

    • 14:11

      'Down with USA!' People in India’s Ladakh Protest Killing of Iranian Commander Soleimani - Video

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      New Delhi (Sputnik): Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Major-General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike on Friday. The strike, ordered by US President Donald Trump, was to deter Iran’s future attack plans.
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    • 13:58

      'Soleimani Should Have Been Killed Many Years Ago' - Trump

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      Trump Claims Soleimani Was Hated and Feared in Iran, Should Have Been Taken Out Many Years Ago

      Iranian leaders have vowed to avenge the death of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani at the hands of the American military during his trip to Iraq.
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    • 13:56

      Hundreds Block US Consulate in Chenai, India After Soleimani's Death

    • 13:25

      Turkey Raises Concerns Over Escalation Between US and Iran

      “We are deeply concerned about the escalation of US-Iranian tensions in the region. We strongly reiterate that turning Iraq into a zone of conflict will damage the peace and stability of both Iraq and our region", the ministry said in a statement.

      "It is clear that the operation to eliminate Suleimani and his convoy will lead to further increase in distrust and instability in the region", the ministry stressed. 

    • 13:21

      Assassination of Soleimani Prevented 'Imminent' Attack on America - Pompeo

      "There was an imminent attack [against the US], the orchestrator, the primary motivator for the attack was Qasem Soleimani ...There would have been many Muslims killed as well, Iraqis and people in other countries as well. It was a strike that was aimed at both disrupting that plot, deterring further aggression, [and] we hope, setting the conditions for de-escalation as well", Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News TV channel.

    • 13:18

      UN Security Council Holds Closed-Door Meeting After Soleimani's Death

    • 13:04

      Iranians Portests in UN Office After Soleimani's Death

      Demonstrators burn the US and British flags during a protest against the assassination of the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force.
      © REUTERS / Nazanin Tabatabaee
    • 12:51

      Assassination of Soleimani by US Results in Destabilisation of Middle East - Russian MoD

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      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The short-sighted actions by the United States that led to the death of Iran's Quds commander Qasem Soleimani will result in a sharp escalation of the situation in the Middle East, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
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    • 12:46

      'Iran Never Won a War, but Never Lost a Negotiation' - Trump

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    • 12:26

      India Urges Sides to Avoid Escalation After Soleimani's Killing

    • 12:23

      US Op in Iraq 'Seriously Threatened' Peace and Security in the Region - Pakistani FM

    • 12:14

      German Diplomats in Iran Working for De-Escalation - Foreign Ministry

      "We are in contact with our American partners, as well as with our European partners. There is, of course, the question of how much it is now possible to prevent further escalation", ministerial spokesman Christofer Burger said at a briefing.

      In addition, German Deputy Government Spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer claimed that Soleimani’s killing was provoked by Tehran.

      "US actions were a reaction to a number of military provocations, for which Iran is responsible. I want to recall the attack on tankers in the Persian Gulf and on Saudi refineries. We condemned the attacks on coalition forces in Iraq and the recent attack on the US Embassy. We are also extremely concerned about Iran’s regional activity", Demmer said.

    • 11:59

      Pompeo Discusses Soleimani's Assassination With UK Foreign Secretary Raab

    • 11:57

      Baghdad Was Unaware of US Airstrike - Iraqi Commander-in-Chief

    • 11:47

      Netanyahu Says Soleimani Was Planning Attacks on Americans, US Has Right to Self Defence

      "Israel has the right to self-defense. The United States has exactly the same right. Qasem Soleimani is responsible for the deaths of American citizens and many other innocent people... President Donald Trump deserves appreciation, as he acted quickly and decisively. We fully stand on the side of the United States in a just struggle for peace, security and self-defence", Netanyahu said upon his return to Israel.

      ‘US Has Right to Self-Defence’: Netanyahu Says Soleimani Was Responsible for Deaths of Americans

      Israeli embassies and consulates around the world have been placed on high alert in the wake of the US strike on Iranian top military leader Qasem Soleimani, the media said earlier in the day.
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    • 11:27

      US Official Says 'Precision Drone Strike' Eliminated Soleimani in Baghdad - Reports

      "A precision drone strike hit two vehicles at Baghdad airport", a US defence official told AFP.

      The official continued on by saying that part of the 750 forces from the US 82nd Airborne division dispatched to the region a few days ago had already arrived in Baghdad.

      "They will head to the US embassy to relieve Marines who had arrived in recent days", the source said.

    • 11:21

      Iranians Hold Mass Rallies After Qasem Soleimani's Assassination

      Pictures of Slain Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qasem Soleimani

      Iranians Protest in Response to Qasem Soleimani’s Killing - Video

      The Pentagon confirmed earlier in the day that Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, along with 10 other people, were killed on Friday morning in an airstrike on the outskirts of Baghdad that was authorised by US President Donald Trump.
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    • 11:06

      Iran Will Respond to the Killing of General Soleimani in the Near Future

    • 10:39

      Berlin Calls for Prudence and De-Escalation of Tensions Amid Situation in Iraq

    • 10:34

      French Foreign Ministry Urges Citizens Not to Travel to Iraq

    • 10:32

      Hamas Condemns US for Killing Soleimani

      "We mourn the death of Soleimani and the other Iranian commanders killed in the US-carried out air raid. Hamas also offers condolences for our brotherly Iraqi people", a Hamas statement read.

    • 10:29

      US Strike in Baghdad Will Hurt Millions of People - Russian FM Spokeswoman Zakharova

    • 10:17

      Supreme Leader Khamenei Appoints New Commander for Elite Quds Unit

      In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, prays in a religious ceremony at a mosque in the residence of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 27, 2015. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sought Friday to reassure the six world powers conducting nuclear power talks in Switzerland, saying the negotiations remained focused on sealing a deal.

      Iran's Supreme Leader Appoints Soleimani's Deputy as Quds Force Chief

      Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed near Baghdad Airport earlier in the day in an airstrike authorised by the United States.
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    • 10:13

      Iraqi MPs Urge to Adopt Law to Expel Foreign Troops From the Country After US Kills Iranian General

      Two major factions in the Iraqi parliament – Sairoon (Alliance Towards Reforms) and Fatah Alliance – have called for adopting a new law that would envisage the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country.

    • 10:12

      Iraqi Militia Commander al-Amiri Urges 'All National Forces' to Expel Foreign Troops From the Country

    • 09:59

      Iran Scrambles F-14 Jets to Border Amid Fears of Conflict Escalation - Reports

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      Iran Deploys F-14 Jets to Borders After Vowing to Avenge General Soleimani's Murder - Reports

      Iranian Supreme leader Ali Khamenei has pledged "harsh revenge" against those responsible for killing the Quds commander, while President Rouhani similarly vowed to avenge Soleimani's death.
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    • 09:57

      Foreign Oil Companies Evacuate Dozens of American Employees From Basra, Iraq - Reports

    • 09:44

      UK Military Boosts Security Level at Middle East Bases - Reports

      British bases in the Middle East have increased their security and readiness after the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, Sky News reported. The UK Ministry of Defence, however, hasn't commented on the report.

    • 09:42

      Israeli Embassies Placed on High Alert in Wake of Soleimani’s Killing – Reports

      The order to step up security at diplomatic missions was given by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, according to the Jerusalem Post newspaper.

    • 09:32

      US Strike in Baghdad is Violation of Iraqi Sovereignty - Shiite Leader Sistani

    • 09:11

      US Won't Achieve Any of Its Goals by Killing Soleimani - Hezbollah

    • 08:33

      US Embassy in Baghdad Urges Americans to Leave Iraq Immediately

      © REUTERS / Thaier al-Sudani
    • 07:54

      Iraqi PM Urges Parliament to Hold Extraordinary Session

    • 07:42

      Assassination of Soleimani is Act of Aggression on Iraq - Prime Minister

      "The assassination of an Iraqi military commander who holds an official position is considered aggression on Iraq ... and the liquidation of leading Iraqi figures or those from a brotherly country on Iraqi soil is a massive breach of sovereignty", Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said.

    • 07:19

      Shia Leader al-Sadr Orders His Followers to Prepare to Defend Iraq

    • 07:12

      Chinese Foreign Ministry Urges Sides to Avoid Escalations After Soleimani's Killing

    • 06:49

      In Total, 10 Died in US Strikes Against Soleimani - Iranian Envoy to Iraq

    • 06:05

      Iran to Take Revenge on US Over Killing of Soleimani - President Rouhani

      "Undoubtedly, the great Iranian nation and other freedom-loving countries in the region will avenge the United States for its terrible crime", the president stated.

    • 06:01

      Tehran Will Take Crushing Revenge for Killing of Soleimani - Iranian MoD Hatami

    • 05:22

      US House Speaker Pelosi Says Killing of Soleimani Increased Risk of Outbreak of Violence

      US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has addressed the airstrikes that killed Iranian IRCG and Iraqi militia officers, noting that Congress must be informed about the situation and the possible need to boost the American military presence in the Middle East.

    • 05:11

      Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Says Harsh Revenge Awaits 'Criminals' Who Killed Soleimani

    • 05:08

      Israel is on High Alert After US Eliminated IRGC Commander Soleimani - Reports

      IDF soldiers in the Hebron area (File)

      Israel is on High Alert After US Eliminated IRGC Commander Soleimani - Reports

      Commander of the elite Quds forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qasem Soleimani was killed in US airstrikes on Friday morning. The operation was carried out after Washington accused Tehran of orchestrating a violent attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad.
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    • 04:55

      Pompeo Says Iraqis 'Thankful That General Soleimani is no More'

    • 04:51

      Iranian Foreign Ministry Summons Swiss Ambassador Representing US Interests After Killing of Soleimani - State TV

    • 04:45

      US Congress Says it Wasn't Notified Ahead of Soleimani Killing

    • 04:33

      Assassination of Soleimani Will Only Strengthen Resistance Against US in Middle East - FM Zarif

       "The brutality and stupidity of American terrorist forces in assassinating Commander Soleimani... will undoubtedly make the tree of resistance in the region and the world more prosperous", Zarif said in a statement.

    • 03:59

      'US Bears Responsibility For All Consequences of Its Rogue Adventurism' - FM Zarif

    • 03:56

      Iran's Top Security Body to Meet to Discuss 'Criminal Attack' That Killed Soleimani - Reports

    • 03:54

      US Created Dangerous Situation in Middle East, Must Be Ready For Consequences - Iranian Presidential Aide

    • 03:33

      US Forces Put on Alert After Baghdad Airport Strikes That Killed Quds Commander Soleimani - Report

      The US Armed Forces have been put on high alert after Commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, had been killed by the US strikes in Baghdad, the Fox News broadcaster reported, citing its sources.

    • 03:25

      US Sen Lindsey Graham Conditions Future 'Oil Business' of Iran, Urges Tehran to 'Leave America Alone'

    • 03:22

      Netizens Share Alleged Photo Evidence of IRGC Commander Soleimani Killing

      Qassem Soleimani

      Netizens Share Alleged Photo Evidence of IRGC Commander Soleimani Killing

      The Pentagon on Thursday carried out an airstrike on Iran-linked targets in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad. Among those killed are senior members of the Iraqi Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
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    • 03:21

      US Forces Carried Out Strikes to Kill Iran's Soleimani at Direction of Trump – Pentagon

      U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media

      US Forces Carried Out Strikes to Kill Iran's Soleimani at Direction of Trump – Pentagon

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US armed forces carried out on Friday airstrikes in Baghdad to kill Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, at the direction of President Donald Trump, the Department of Defence said.
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    • 03:16

      Iran Vows Retaliation Following Death of IRGC Commander Soleimani - Senior Military Officer

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      Iran Vows Retaliation Following Death of IRGC Commander Soleimani - Senior Military Officer

      The US Department of Defence confirmed on Thursday that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed in airstrikes that hit several targets, including several senior members of Iraq's Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
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    • 03:00

      Senator Rubio Describes IRGC Commander Killing as 'Defensive Actions'

    • 02:49

      Pentagon Confirms US Forces Killed Iranian Quds Commander Soleimani

    • 02:36

      Trump Tweets American Flag Graphic After Reports of IRGC Commander Killing

    • 02:35

      Iran Confirms Death of Quds Commander Qasem Soleimani - State Media

    • 02:28

      Iraqi Forces Cordon Off Baghdad Green Zone, US Embassy Area - Reports

    • 02:20

      Pentagon Standing By for DNA Test Result to Confirm Death of Top Iranian General Soleimani - Report

      The US Department of Defence said it was waiting for the results of DNA tests to confirm the deaths of Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, as well as a senior member of the Iraqi Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), in what is described as a US drone attack in Baghdad, the Newsweek magazine reported. A senior Pentagon official asid that there was a "high probability" that they would confirm the deaths of Soleimani and PMF deputy head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

    • 01:37

      Oil Prices Soar After Reports Claim IRGC Commander Soleimani Killed

      During the morning trading hours in Asian markets, Brent crude soared 1.31 percent, to $67.12 per barrel, while US crude jumped 1.24 percent, to $61.94 per barrel, after reports emerged that a top Iranian military general had been killed in an airstrike in Baghdad.

    • 01:33

      Iranian Quds Commander Qasem Soleimani, PMF Deputy Leader Killed in Baghdad Airport Attack - Report

      Quds Force, Gen. Qassim Soleimani

      Iranian Quds Commander Qasem Soleimani, PMF Deputy Leader Killed in Baghdad Airport Attack - Report

      Iraq's Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said on Friday that several members of the militia, as well as several “ guests”, were killed by rocket fire near the Baghdad International Airport.
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    • 01:32

      Videos: Rockets Strike Near Iraq's Baghdad Airport, Popular Mobilization Forces Leader Among Dead

      An Iraqi Airways plane arrives at Baghdad airport, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

      Videos: Rockets Strike Near Iraq's Baghdad Airport, Popular Mobilization Forces Leader Among Dead

      Three rockets landed on the edge of Baghdad International Airport in the Iraqi capital early Friday morning, causing explosions, according to local reporters. At least 12 Iraqi servicemen were injured and 8 people killed, as well as several leaders of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, including head of protocol affairs Mohammed Rida al-Jabri.
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