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US attack kills Iranian General, Khamenei vows revenge

A US attack ordered by President Donald Trump has killed Gen Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iran”s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps” (IRGC) elite Quds Force, a move that was met with harsh criticism from Tehran”s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei who has vowed “tough revenge” on Washington in response.

The IRGC said that Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of the Hashd Shaabi or the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were killed on Thursday night in a US airstrike that targeted the vehicle they were travelling in on the Baghdad International Airport road.

Responding to the development, Khamenei said that the “cruelest people on earth” assassinated the “honourable” commander who “courageously fought for year against the evils and bandits of the world”, reports the Tehran-based Press TV.

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