On Thursday local time, the Pentagon said President trump had ordered the killing of Kasim solamani, a senior officer of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard, describing it as a decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel stationed abroad..
Solamani is making plans to attack U.S. diplomats and military personnel in Iraq and the (Middle East) region, the U.S. Department of Defense said. Solemani and his al Quds are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and coalition soldiers and the injuries of thousands.
Prior to that, President trump just updated twitter with only one American flag and no text.
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Earlier, several foreign media reported that in the early hours of the 3rd local time in Iraq, Abu Mahdi mohammadis, commander of the Iraqi paramilitary organization, and major general Qasim solamani, senior officer of the Holy City Brigade of the special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, were attacked by three rockets. Several people, including the two, were killed. Anonymous Defense Department officials confirmed that the United States carried out air strikes on two Iranian related targets in Baghdad on the same day.
Foreign media: US claims to launch Iran related attacks in Baghdad
According to Reuters, the United States confirmed that the attack on Baghdad airport suspected to be related to Iran was carried out by the United States. At least eight people were killed and 12 Iraqi soldiers were injured when three rockets landed near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Sunday local time.