TEHRAN, IRAN - SEPTEMBER 18 : Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani attends Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's (not seen) meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M.) – The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, has been confirmed dead after the U.S. carried out an attack near the Baghdad International Airport this evening.

According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units), both General Soleimani and the leader of Kata’eb Hezbollah, Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, were killed as a result of the U.S. attack.

“Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi confirms the martyrdom of the deputy head of Al-Hashd, Al-Hajj Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, and the commander of the Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, during a raid that targeted their vehicle along the road to the Baghdad International Airport.” We will provide you with details later,” Hashd Al-Sha’abi said in an official statement.

“The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani,” said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces, as cited by Reuters.

More details to come…

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Iran’s response to this war crime and direct violation and usurpation of Iraq’s sovereignty will be met with a quick and painful response from Iran and all Iraqis especially Shia. No US soldier or diplomat in Iraq is safe anymore now and no number of US occupation soldiers can stop them from retaliating against the foreign invading and occupying enemy.

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I can’t wait for them to dare such actions : B-1, B-2 and B-52s are not so far, and my two cents that so are the 4 Ohio-class SSGNs, each loaded with 154 Tomahawk missiles… Nobody can prevent USA to do a long overdue Gaddafi on the Iranian vile regime. Once fully demolished, they won’t be able to attack US citizens, militaries or diplomats, period! In the immediate aftermath of the strike on Soleimani, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatoilet Ali Khamenei, said that “harsh retaliation” would be waiting for the US… Good! Let’s wait for his face when MOABs will fall… Read more »

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Ahahaha God smites the evil ones. Ahahaha!
Let me know how the goats are. Muhammads pigs will come in and clean up the mess. Ahahaha!

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There are no gods. Soleimani and Co. poked Godzilla with their attacks on US military base and US embassy, USAF sent them to their…
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Good riddance.
Thus, 4 Hellfire missiles are really dilapidating tax-payers’ money! More than $100k each! A $25k JDAM or a $15k GBU-10 would had been more than enough. I don’t condone the use of expensive anti-tank weapons when a cheap guided gliding bomb can do the job.