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Breaking: Iraqi TV reports Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad's airport  https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-02/iran-general-qassem-suleimani-killed-airstrike-baghdad-airport 

The strike also killed Abu Mahdi Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF, the officials said  https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-02/iran-general-qassem-suleimani-killed-airstrike-baghdad-airport 

Their deaths are a potential turning point in the Middle East and are expected to draw severe retaliation from Iran and the forces it backs in the Middle East against Israel and American interests  https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-02/iran-general-qassem-suleimani-killed-airstrike-baghdad-airport 


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