Graphic toont de belangrijkste feiten in het leven van Generaal-majoor Qasem Soleimani.
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Generaal Suleimani was Irans gevierde soldaat

By Duncan Mil

January 3, 2020 - De VS heeft de militaire topleider generaal Qassem Soleimani –
hoofd van het elite-Quds Force van het Corps van de Islamitische
Revolutionaire Garde (IRGC) – gedood bij een drone-aanval in Irak.

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: 05/01/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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