USA kills Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s Most Powerful Commander

On Thursday night, USA launched an air strike at the airport in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. Major General Qaseem Sulemani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force has died in this attack. At the same time, the Deputy Commander Abu Mehdi Al Muhandis of Popular Mobilization Force has also died in this strike.

In a statement issued by the Department of Defense, the US military carried out this decisive protective action on the President’s instruction in which Major General Qaseem Suleimani, the Chief of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was killed.

Statement by the U.S Department of Defense

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. 

General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. He had orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the last several months – including the attack on December 27th – culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.  

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.

On 1 January, 2020, US president Donald Trump had warned and threatened the Iran.

Iran’s Supreme Leader responded the Trump’s tweet and tweeted that Trump ‘cannot do anything’.

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