US tried to kill another Iranian military leader (report)


The US planned to simultaneously kill two military leaders of Iran – in Baghdad and Yemen, but only Qassem Soleimani was eliminated, CNN reported.

That same night, when the US military killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, they unsuccessfully attacked another senior Iranian military leader in Yemen, an American official informed of the events said.

“According to four US officials familiar with the situation, a strike was struck against Abdul Reza Shahlai, a financial specialist and key commander of the Quds elite forces active in Yemen. But the attack did not lead to his death,” The Washington reported. Post with reference to US officials.

CNN also refers to another source familiar with the operation.

Sources did not provide any details about the mission or how the US attempted to complete it. The American official said that, as far as is known, there is currently no broader operation to decapitate the leadership of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps forces and the Al-Quds elite unit.

On the night of January 3, as a result of a US drone airstrike on a motorcade near Baghdad airport, the commander of the Al-Quds elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Qassem Soleimani and the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia.


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