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General Suleimani war der berühmteste Soldat des Irans

By Duncan Mil

January 3, 2020 - US haben in einem Drohnenangriff auf Bagdads Flughafen den iranischen Militärchef, General Qassem Soleimani -- Chef der Elitetruppe Ouds der islamischen Revolutionsgarde (IRG) -- getötet.

The 62-year old was killed at Baghdad airport, alongside Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, deputy commander of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (Hashed al-Shaabi), early on Friday in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump.

Gen Soleimani’s assassination marks a major escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “severe revenge” awaits those behind the attack. He also announced three days of national mourning.

Global oil prices have soared by more than 4% in the wake of the attack.

PUBLISHED: 03/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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