U.S. military killed top Iranian general on Trump’s order, Pentagon says

U.S. military killed top Iranian general on Trump's order, Pentagon says
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani, seen in this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, has reported been killed in a rocket strike in Baghdad.

The Pentagon has confirmed the U.S. military killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its regional security apparatus, on Friday at the direction of President Donald Trump.

Iranian state television and three Iraqi officials also confirmed Soleimani’s death, in an attack at Baghdad’s International Airport that’s expected to draw severe Iranian retaliation against Israel and American interests.

The U.S. Defence Department said Soleimani “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.” It also accused Soleimani of approving the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week.

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