“This blow was aimed at containing future plans for Iran’s attacks,” - the Pentagon commented on the bombing.
Later, the White House issued a statement stating that the rocket fire was a ‘decisive defensive action’, which was carried out at the direction of the US president.
Qassem Suleimani was the head of the Iranian elite forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Also among the dead are Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-supported militants known as the People’s Mobilization Forces.
As we reported, a missile attack on Baghdad international airport took place on Friday; the shells killed at least seven people and wounded minimum nine