BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On Monday, the Supreme Judicial Council in Iraq confirmed that the investigations into the murder of the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandis, and the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Qassem Soleimani, have reached advanced stages, stressing that a judicial decision will be issued in the coming days against those involved in the crime.
The supervisor of the Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Haidar Ali Nuri, confirmed that “the Iraqi judiciary has reached the advanced stage in the investigation of the incident in order to complete it fully.”
He continued, “The coming days will witness the issuance of appropriate judicial decisions against the accused and those involved in the assassination,” which took place at the beginning of this year after an American aircraft targeted the motorcade of Mohandis and Soleimani as they left Baghdad International Airport.
On January 3, the Pentagon announced the implementation of an air strike near Baghdad International Airport, killing Soleimani and Mohandis, the deputy head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, and others, while Tehran announced on its part that it would respond harshly to these assassinations.
Iran responded by targeting two military bases, including Ain Al-Assad, with dozens of missiles, in retaliation for the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani.