Various sources published a number of photos of the killing of the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad.
These pictures show Iranian and Syrian currency notes and a book in Persian, and in other pictures show charred Kalashnikov rifles.
As for the image that led to the knowledge of Soleimani’s body, which was charred and cut into pieces, his hand was carrying a distinctive ring, and the commander of the Quds Force was known to wear it always.
Reuters news agency later broadcast pictures showing images of vehicles on fire near Baghdad International Airport.
And the United States claimed responsibility for the assassination of Soleimani, who was about to get out of Baghdad airport, through missile strikes targeting his convoy.
In the bombing targeting the Soleimani convoy, the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Militia in Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was killed.
Iranian sources said that Soleimani, an engineer working for Iranian militias in the region, was coming to Baghdad from the Lebanese capital, Beirut, at dawn on Friday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the killing of Soleimani represented “a very dangerous and reckless escalation.”
“The act of international terrorism carried out by the United States targeting and assassinating Soleimani is a very dangerous and reckless escalation,” Zarif said in a tweet on Twitter.
The US' act of international terrorism, targeting & assassinating General Soleimani—THE most effective force fighting Daesh (ISIS), Al Nusrah, Al Qaeda et al—is extremely dangerous & a foolish escalation.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 3, 2020
The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism.
Mohsen Rezaei, head of the Iran Diagnostic Service, former commander of the Revolutionary Guards, also vowed to the United States “revenge” for the killing of the commander of the Quds Force.
Rezaei said on Twitter, “Soleimani joined his brothers martyrs, but we will take revenge on him from America, the evil of revenge.”
The Iranian National Security Council is holding an emergency meeting, on Friday, to discuss the American attack that led to the assassination of Soleimani, according to local news agencies.