The details of the assassination operation carried out by the American forces in Iraq more than two years ago, which led to the killing of the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, are still somewhat kept secret. In it, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Al-Arabiya, information was revealed to the public for the first time about what happened that night. Harb, stressing that it is the same as the warnings it received when it decided to withdraw from the nuclear agreement, and also when it decided to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
He also added that his country worked to protect its assets in Iraq and its citizens in Syria and all over the world, and for this reason it monitored the movements of the Quds Force.
After monitoring, I decided to target Soleimani after I learned that he was preparing an imminent attack that would harm American resources, assets and citizens.
Disguised as maintenance workers
It is noteworthy that the exact details of the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force in the Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, which was carried out by the American forces, was on the third of January of In 2020, near Baghdad International Airport, in an operation that shook Iran, which has not been revealed until today.
However, Washington announced last year, that 3 teams of American forces that were present in Iraq at the time, monitored The place is one of hidden locations at the airport waiting for the arrival of Soleimani, who was the most powerful military commander in Iran at the time.
clarified that elements of those teams were disguised as maintenance workers, while others hid in old buildings or roadside vehicles to facilitate the task.
The southeast side of the airport was closed on short notice to conduct military training as reported
While the three sniper teams were stationed 600 to 900 yards from the targeting area on the access road from the airport. broadcast itDirectly to the US Embassy in Baghdad, where the Delta Ground Force commander was stationed with a support crew.
From the funeral of Qassem Soleimani
He came from Damascus
As soon as the flight from Damascus landed after midnight that night, several hours later than the scheduled time, 3 American drones flew over the region.
Then a Kurdish operative disguised as a ground crew directed the plane to stop on the runway.
When Soleimani landed, he was recognized by Kurdish fighters who pretended to be baggage handlers at the airport, Then he got out of the place independently with his two vehicles, and they were targeted by two armed with Hellfire missiles.
However, last year, the authorities of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq had completely denied any participation of their forces in the assassination.
A blow that Iran did not miss
It is reported that Soleimani was the commander-in-chief of the Tehran-backed militias in the Middle East, and directly led the various armed factions in Iraq, as well as his full coordination with the Hezbollah God is in Lebanon, Hamas, and jihad in The Gaza Strip, the Fatemiyoun Brigade (Afghan militias), the Zainabiyoun (Pakistani militias) and others in Syria.
These groups are Iran’s military arms against its opponents and its means of influence.
He was also the founder of some other militias such as the Popular Mobilization, Fatemiyoun, and Zainabiyoun, and works to coordinate between them.
Until today, more than two years after the assassination of Soleimani, Iran has not found anyone to fill his void, as Esmail Qaani, the new commander of the Quds Force, was never able to play the same role, according to many reports.
While this American targeting of one of the most important military leaders in Iran sparked an unprecedented escalation of tension between Washington and Tehran, which
However, after a while, it was satisfied with targeting a base housing American soldiers in Iraq, without these strikes causing significant losses.