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Iran Quds Force commander killed in US strike on convoy at Baghdad airport

The head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, has been killed in a strike near Baghdad International Airport, along with senior leaders of the Iraqi Shia militia, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has confirmed.

News of the commander’s demise was carried by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency, citing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Earlier, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) blamed the US and Tel Aviv for Soleimani’s takedown.

“The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani,” said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq’s PMF, as cited by Reuters.

Al-Muhandis is the deputy chief of the PMF, the umbrella group of Shia militias integrated into the Iraq’s armed forces, which was blamed for the siege of the US Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week

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Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
January 3, 2020

“This is a fight Trump did not need, and one he cannot win. It is a catastrophic miscalculation by the Americans. Soleimani – the saviour of Baghdad from ISIS, who helped the US in their war in Afghanistan – the single most popular man in Iran, was worshipped by Iranians. This will not be forgiven for GENERATIONS. Near term, I expect the worst, initially probably against Saudi Arabia …. Then the Strait of Hormuz and then more and more …. This could have been so very different had Trump brought Iran onside. Too late now. The game is lost.” —… Read more »

olivia kroth
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
January 3, 2020

Very true! I also keep wondering why Trump hates Iran. Could that be his son-in-law’s pernicious influence? Jared Kushner, an Israeli mouthpiece, is not a good advisor. Trump’s life could be so much better and easier with Iran on his side.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
Reply to  olivia kroth
January 3, 2020

There are large numbers of mental health professionals who think Trump has Alzheimer’s. Recent research has uncovered a key role in this disease for deficiencies of copper and manganese. Trump’s diet consists largely of white bread and red meat, which have almost no manganese and very little copper. His brain is probably full of junk. Manganese and copper are necessary for clearing it out, and also for preventing the damage which produces the junk. I have been researching this topic for 35 years. I was kicked out of my Oxford fellowship in 1985 for my conclusions, which have now been… Read more »

Reply to  Jane Karlsson
January 3, 2020

For all the blather , the US Generals all know that a war against Iran would be a disaster. The Pentagon conducted war games years ago and guess what….We Lost! Trump just put all of our servicemen over there in danger as well as our “interests.”

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