"Iraqi paramilitary groups said five of their members and two “guests” were killed in an air strike on their vehicles inside Baghdad International Airport, militia sources reported on early Friday, after Iraq’s Security Media Cell announced that three katyusha rockets had targeted Baghdad Airport. The militia members were hosting “important guests” at Baghdad airport who were being driven in two militia vehicles that were struck by two rockets, said the militia sources", reads the article.
Shiitic People's Draft Forces left a post on their Facebook account, claiming that their PR director was killed during the so-called "cowardly bombardment of the U.S.".
According to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the "guests" were Qassim Suleymani, the Chief of Elite Forces of Iran's Republican Guard Corps and Abu Mahdi al-Mukhandis, the deputy commander of the People's Draft Forces, the militant organizations supported by Iran.
The Pentagon claimed that the strike was supposed to restrain Iran's further attack plans.