Your President has done it again. What is being called a proportional strike (in response to a deadly attack by Iranian proxies in Iraq) has ended the life of Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander General Siamand Mashhadani.
General Siamand Mashhadani is (was) the Iranian Revolutionary Guards top commander in Iraq.
Hey guys, looks like we just killed another senior Iranian military commander. Sorry to interrupt. https://t.co/zOK9wyjbRl
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) March 13, 2020
Last week the Iranian backed Kata’eb Hezbollah,
“…launched 18 Katyusha rockets at Camp Taji, located 17 miles north of Baghdad.An Iranian-backed militia launched an attack killing the two Americans and a British soldier in Iraq.”
The US response targeted weapons depots and militia.
Earlier this evening, the United States conducted defensive precision strikes against Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) facilities across Iraq. These strikes targeted five weapon storage facilities to significantly degrade their ability to conduct future attacks against Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces. These weapons storage facilities include facilities that housed weapons used to target U.S. and coalition troops.
These strikes were defensive, proportional, and in direct response to the threat posed by Iranian-backed Shia militia groups (SMG) who continue to attack bases hosting OIR coalition forces.