the UNITED states has carried out air strikes in the iraqi capital, Baghdad.
This was stated by the us department of defense, the Pentagon, writes the news agency Reuters.
In the attack, among other things, major general Qassem Soleimani, who is the commander of the Quds force of Iran's revolutionary guard corps, have been killed.
- This attack was intended to prevent future iranian plans of attack, writes the Pentagon in a message.
The commander of Iran's Quds Force has been killed in a United States strike ordered by President Donald Trump and aimed at "deterring future Iranian attack plans," the Pentagon said https://t.co/eAZpFUdwph pic.twitter.com/VHR0Lm3Lqw— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 3, 2020
The president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, who has given the order to attack, informs the Pentagon, according to AFP news agency.
- General Soleimani was actively planning to attack u.s. diplomats and issued in Iraq and the region, writes the Pentagon.
- Soleimani and his Quds forces were responsible for hundreds of american and allied dead and to wound thousands of others.
Trump has after the attack sent a picture of the american flag on Twitter without further comment.
pic.twitter.com/VXeKiVzpTf— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020
Iran's revolutionary guards confirms that Qassem Soleimani has been killed. This was stated by Iraqi state tv, according to Reuters.
the Attack happened on Friday morning local time near the international airport in Baghdad. Two vehicles exploded in connection with the missilangrebet.
Several other are reported killed in the attack. According to the paramilitary groups in Iraq, which is supported by Iran, was five of their members killed, as well as two "important guests".
Among the killed, there must also be the iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
at the same time, shall notify the local tv station Al Arabiya, according to news agency dpa that one of the killed is Mohammed al-Jaberi.
He is the spokesman for the iraqi powerful shiite and a paramilitary group Hashd Shaabi, which is supported by Iran.
the Organization writes on Facebook that the spokesman has been killed in what the organization calls "a cowardly american bombing", writes dpa.
Supporters of the iranskstøttede paramilitary groups stormed on Tuesday the UNITED states's embassy in Baghdad.
Friday was an iraqi military base attack, which the UNITED states suspects the iranskstøttede organization Kataib Hezbollah of being behind. Here was an american citizen killed.
According to the Pentagon's Soleimani and his Quds strengthen the responsible for the several hundred american citizens died.
the Quds force is operating alongside of the rest of the military in Iran and reports directly to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The strength is heavily present in Syria and Iraq.
the UNITED states responded at the weekend by attacking several targets belonging to the group. 25 militants were killed, and 51 others were wounded in the attack Sunday.
Tensions between the UNITED states and Iran has increased, according to the UNITED states in the spring of 2018 re-imposing economic sanctions against Iran.
the Parties have accused each other of being behind the attack on militærdepoter, military bases and oil installations.
major general in the Iranian revolutionary guards Qassem Soleimani, as Friday was killed by an american missile attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was one of the most popular persons in Iran.
at the same time, he was considered as one of the most formidable enemies of the UNITED states and u.s. allies.
Soleimani commander of Quds forces, a special unit of elite soldiers under the Iran's revolutionary guard corps, which is the country's security forces.
Since 2018, he has been a very prominent figure in Iran, after it emerged that he had played a prominent role in a top negotiation on the Iraqi negotiations to form a government.
Soleimani has traveled in and out of Baghdad in recent months to influence the formation of a new government.
While he was a person who mainly stayed in the wings, is he in recent years has become an unusual celebrity in Iran.
Among other things, he has had a large crowd of followers on the social media Instagram.
His popularity increased dramatically when he got a position as the face of Iran's interference in the war in Syria in 2013.
In this context, he appeared both in war footage, documentaries and even music videos and animated films.
among Both his enemies and followers, he is regarded as a key architect of Iran's influence in the region, which have helped to influence both Iraq, Syria and other countries.
Soleimani was one of the 100 most influential people in the magazine Times list in 2017.
- For middle eastern muslims, he is James Bond, Erwin Rommel and Lady Gaga united in one person, wrote the former CIA analyst Kenneth Pollack in his description of the general.
- For the West, he is responsible for exporting Iran's islamic revolution, supporting terrorists, undermining provestlige governments and fighting Iran's wars abroad, added Pollack.