Iranian major general who commanded the Quds Force
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Qasem Soleimani was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and, from 1998 until his death in 2020, commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations. In his later years, he was considered by some to be the second most powerful person in Iran behind Ayatollah Khamenei and his right-hand man.
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Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who led Iran’s Quds force before he died in a targeted killing ordered by President Trump, “directed the December assault on United States Forces in Iraq, and was actively planning new attacks.”
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Iraq says it resumes anti-Islamic State operations with U.S. coalitionIraq's military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, which it had halted after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by U.S. forces..
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