UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — In addition to the head of the special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qassem Soleimani and the deputy head of the Shiite militia Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, 10 more people died during the US operation in Iran, the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, said in an interview with IRNA.
“Today, on Friday, at one in the morning, two cars, where the martyrs Sulejmani and al-Muhandis were driving from the airport in Baghdad towards Baghdad, were fired at by the United States. All passengers, of which 10 were fellow travelers and guards of al-Muhandis and Suleymani, perished, “he said on Iranian television.
General Soleimani was killed on Friday, January 3 during an operation carried out by US helicopters near the airport in Baghdad.
In addition to Suleymani, Hezbollah’s deputy general secretary, Naim Qasim, and al-Hashd al-Shaabi Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy commander, were killed during the operation. The dead traveled in two cars from Baghdad airport.
The IRGC in a statement released Friday confirmed the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq.
The supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced a three-day nationwide mourning in connection with the assassination of Suleimani, saying that harsh revenge awaits those on whose hands his blood remained, as well as the blood of other martyrs.
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