Breaking now, nothing confirmed by Iran's government or military yet but it's all but confirmed. NSFW photos of a body which shows Soleimani's signature ring on the body's hand are going around.
Update 2: Assassination confirmed by the Department of Defense
Update 3: CNBC citing three U.S. defense officials and one U.S. military official: the U.S. military will send about 3,500 additional soldiers to the Middle East, the new troops are being deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and other parts of the regionBREAKING: Department of Defense confirms it targeted/killed Iran Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani "at the direction of the President" "Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region"
The new troops are ordered to serve as a response to threats throughout the region in the wake of Soleimani's death.
Update 4: Trump threatens to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates
- The U.S. military will send about 3,500 additional soldiers to the Middle East following the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani less than a day earlier, NBC News reported Friday, citing three U.S. defense officials and one U.S. military official.
- The new troops are being deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and other parts of the region, NBC reported.
- They are ordered to serve as a response to threats throughout the region in the wake of Soleimani’s death.
Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!