By Daily Wire. The United States reportedly took out more top Iranian-backed terrorist leaders in Iraq late on Friday night in airstrikes in northern Baghdad.
The Associated Press reported: “Iraqi official says airstrike hits cars carrying Iran-backed militia north of Baghdad.”
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi official says airstrike hits cars carrying Iran-backed militia north of Baghdad.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 3, 2020
“Air strikes targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias near camp Taji north of Baghdad have killed six people and critically wounded three, an Iraqi army source said late on Friday,” Reuters reported. “Two of the three vehicles making up a militia convoy were found burned, the source said, as well as six burned corpses. The strikes took place at 1:12 am local time, he said.” (Read more from “U.S. Military Kills More Top Iranian-Backed Terrorist Leaders” HERE)
Video: Iraqi Citizens Dance in the Street ‘for Freedom’ After U.S. Airstrike Kills Iranian Terrorist Leader Soleimani
By The Blaze. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted a video from his official account showing Iraqi citizens dancing and celebrating in the streets after a U.S. rocket strike took out top Iranian military commander and terrorist leader, Qassem Soleimani.
Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more. pic.twitter.com/huFcae3ap4
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 3, 2020
“Iraqis who have demonstrated for months against a government they see as beholden to Iran broke into song and dance Friday after a U.S. strike killed a top Iranian commander,” the AFP reported.
“Oh, Qasem Soleimani, this is a divine victory,” the crowds cheered in Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir Square.
“This is God’s revenge for the blood of those killed,” one person added, according to the AFP, referring the hundreds killed during the demonstrations.
Proof that doomsday alarmism by pundits & anti-Trump politicians isn’t warranted. Those are Iran’s best allies, more than its Iraqi allies. They embolden Iran & ironically make escalation likely.
For now Iraqis are celebrating still, or staying out of it: pic.twitter.com/xKi56HndXE
— Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) January 3, 2020
(Read more from “Video: Iraqi Citizens Dance in the Street ‘for Freedom’ After U.S. Airstrike Kills Iranian Terrorist Leader Soleimani” HERE)
Iran Promises Revenge for Leader’s Killing
By AP. Iran promised to seek revenge for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed the mastermind of its interventions across the Middle East, and the U.S. said Friday it was sending thousands more troops to the region as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. The death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran . . . (read more from this story about Iran’s promised revenge for the killing of terrorists leaders HERE)