Iranian Major General and Commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani was killed early Friday morning in United States airstrike in Baghdad.
According to Sky News, Naim Qassem also died in the U.S. airstrikes. Qassem is the deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah and is considered second in command of the group.
The news comes as tensions between the United States and Iran erupted on New Years Day after Iran-backed militia attempted to raid the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
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