Qasem Soleimani, a key Iranian military commander, has been killed in a “decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad” airstrike, which according to US authorities was intended to deter “future Iranian attack plans.”
The Pentagon confirmed that they acted “at the direction of the president,” who ordered an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport.
Iran’s Supreme Leader – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “severe revenge awaits the criminals behind the attack.”
severe revenge awaits the criminals behind the attack – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
He also announced three days of mourning.
Are we expecting heavy retaliation from Iran and her allies? Only time will tell.