Missile strike on Baghdad airport kills at least seven

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two Iranian military and militia leaders were killed
12:02, 3 January 2020

Missile strike on Baghdad airport, January 2020
Sky News

A missile attack on Baghdad international airport took place on Friday; the shells killed at least seven people and wounded minimum nine. Reuters reported that on January 3.

"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.".

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Iraqi military groups specified that due to the airstrike, they lost five of their comrades. The mentioned important guests were both killed as well.

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.

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