Airstrike on convoy north of Baghdad. 6 savage commanders KIA, 3 critical. The United States took out more top Iranian-backed terrorist leaders in Iraq late on Friday night in airstrikes in northern Baghdad. Harder! Faster! President Trump, give no quarter! #GOAT
Iraqi official: Airstrike hit cars carrying Iran-backed militia north of Baghdad
Associated Press, January 3, 2020:
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says an airstrike has hit two cars carrying Iran-backed militia north of Baghdad, one day after U.S. attack on top Iranian general Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The official said five members of the militia were killed. The official said the identity of those killed was not immediately known. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. This is a developing story and will be updated as details are confirmed. AP’s earlier story follows below.
Iran promised to seek revenge for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed the mastermind of its interventions across the Middle East, and the U.S. said Friday it was sending thousands more troops to the region as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.
The death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran, which has careened from one crisis to another since President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions.
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