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Iran's Soleimani and Iraq's Muhandis killed in air strike -militia spokesman

by Reuters
Friday, 3 January 2020 01:18 GMT

BAGHDAD, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed late on Thursday in an air strike on their convoy in Baghdad airport, an Iraqi militia spokesman told Reuters.

"The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani," said Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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