Top Iranian General killed by U.S. Airstrike

The news broke late last night that the United States successfully targeted and killed a top Iranian General. According to the Associated Press, "The Pentagon said Thursday that the U.S. military has killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump."

The news comes only a few days after the U.S. embassy in Baghdad came under fire from protesters strongly aligned with Iran. On December 31st of 2019, CNN reported that the embassy was being targeted noting that "Hundreds of protesters have smashed windows, set fire to outbuildings and overturned vehicles outside the US Embassy in Baghdad."

After that embassy attack, the rhetoric between the US and Iran heated up with President Trump making his thoughts on the subject known on Twitter. 

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