President Trump orders U.S. Air Strike that killed General Qasem Soleimani, Commander Of Iran Backed Terrorist group Quds Force
The Pentagon has confirmed the commander of the Iranian-backed terror group Quds Force is dead. In a statement, the Defense Department said Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike near the airport in Baghdad on Thursday.
The Pentagon said Soleimani was one of the leaders who was behind recent attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other U.S. military bases across Iraq.
Defense officials said his death will prevent future attacks on U.S. interests.
The head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces was also killed in the strike.
Separate reports claimed U.S. marines arrested two other pro-Iranian leaders, including Badr Organization Commander Hadi al-Amiri.
#BREAKING: Pentagon statement on Iraqi airstrike:
“At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.” pic.twitter.com/ZFnBoSuzmr
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) January 3, 2020
Shortly after the news broke, President Trump tweeted out a picture of the American flag.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020