GAZA CITY, Palestine/BAGHDAD
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi blasted Friday the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq at dawn.
The airstrike is a “breach of Iraq’s sovereignty”, Abdul-Mahdi said in a written statement, and that this act may lead to a war in Iraq, the region and the world.
The airstrike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militant group, or Popular Mobilization Units.
Abdul-Mahdi stressed that Soleimani and al-Muhandis were symbols of the victory against the Daesh/ISIS terror group.