Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"How Iranian General Soleimani was Assassinated"

"How Iranian General Soleimani was Assassinated"
by Global South

"Qassem Soleimani was under near-constant surveillance by US, Saudi and Israeli forces, and was targeted as he was leaving Baghdad airport in his car.  He had survived several assassination attempts over the past two decades. Video footage of the hit shows Soleimani was targeted by a laser-guided Hellfire missile fired from a near-silent MQ-9 Reaper drone sent from the US Central Command headquarters in Qatar, Daily Mail reports. Local militia commander Abu Muntather al-Hussaini said two missiles hit the car carrying Soleimani, 62, and al-Muhandis, 66. The second car was struck by a single missile. 

Piloted by a two-man crew hundreds of miles away, the 230mph drone can carry out precision strikes and relay images of the attack to commanders anywhere in the world. The $64million (£49million) Reaper carries four laser-guided Hellfire missiles with 38 lb warheads capable of destroying a tank, along with Paveway bombs. Aviation experts said its flight was ‘nearly silent’, meaning its intended victims would have had little or no warning of its approach."
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