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#BREAKING NEWS:
General Siamand Mashhadani, #Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander , was killed by the #American airstrike in #Iraq.

مقتل الجنرال سيامند مشهداني أحد قادة الحرس الثوري الإيراني بالقصف الأميركي

link: alhadeel.net/article/89206

#BreakingNews #Baghdad #Trump
#BREAKING NEWS:
General Siamand Mashhadani, one of the #Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander , was killed by the #American airstrike in #Iraq.

مقتل الجنرال سيامند مشهداني أحد قادة الحرس الثوري الإيراني بالقصف الأميركي
#BreakingNews
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Heavy flying continuing over the district of Karrada and Green zone in #Baghdad

alhadeel.net reported , General Siamand Mashhadani,one of the #Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander was killed By American airstrike in Hezbollah headquarters in #iraq
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War declare din #Iraq;

#US bombed Kataeb Hezbollah position in Jurf al-Sakher. US claimed Kataeb Hezbollah is responsible for the bombing of al-Taji base where 2 US and 1 British soldiers were killed and 12 wounded.

This is a serious escalation giving the green light to a war
#US would be considered a legitimate target by the Iraqi resistance groups and escalation can only be expected from today onward: the war is open between #US forces and Iraqi groups.
More than five #Iraq Popular Mobilisation forces (the force formed to fight #ISIS and is part of the Iraqi security forces under the command of the Iraqi Prime Minister) locations have been bombed by #US forces that are supposed to protect Iraq from ISIS.+
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Initial report of an explosion in #Baghdad, #Iraq
Another explosion in #Baghdad and Basra, #Iraq
*Basrah
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At least 2 #US, 1 coalition member were killed and 12 wounded by 18 Katyiuha attack on Camp Taji, 17 miles north of #Baghdad, #Iraq, on Wednesday night, a U.S. military spokesman Navy Capt. Bill Urban said.

The rockets were launched from the Rashediya area of northeast Baghdad
The anti-Trump election campaign has started. The number of Katiusha (18) indicates a serious decision of Iraqi to escalate against the #US & convince it to start negotiating serious withdrawal from #Iraq following the assassination of Soleimani-Muhandis

#Iraq asked #US forces to leave. US said it needs 14 months, a request that was rejected by the Iraqi.
Washington takes advantage of the absence of a government in #Baghdad to delay its withdrawal, thinking a newly elected parliament may alter the previous decision.
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Initial reports suggest 4 to 5 rockets fired at the #USEmbassy - locals saying theres thick smoke rising up from around the embassy
Unverified locals saying that the US embassy campus has been targeted. we can’t confirm it at this time, will follow up ASAP. But the smoke is there, we can verify that at this time.
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#Iraqi cleric & politician Moqtada Sadr has always been a misogynist shit. In 2005, a TV producer told me that when he asked Sadr “what’s the worst thing the US has done?”, rather than say “Invade and destroy my country,” he said “Let a woman lead prayer.” 1/
He meant historic Friday prayer March 2005 when amina wadud was imam to 100 of us in #NYC.

So fuck yes Iraqi women who today protested his call for gender segregation of protests,chanting “Revolution is my name, male silence is the real shame!" & "Freedom, revolution, feminism!"
Hundreds of #Iraqi women of all ages flooded central #Baghdad on Thursday (Feb 13) alongside male anti-government protesters, defying an order by powerful cleric Moqtada Sadr to separate the genders in the rallies.

straitstimes.com/world/middle-e…
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Good news: An Iraqi committee has been formed to oversee the implementation of the withdrawal of all foreign forces from #Iraq, including the US forces. The US, UK, France, and tens of countries involved are informed of the procedure. #QassemSoleimani
I have to bow to the request to offer further explanation here:
I have to bow to the request to offer a further explanation here:e: The Iraqi government and all Iraqi forces agreed to allow the US and other forces to leave within 3 months.+
If Foreign forces refuse to complete the withdrawal, these will be considered occupation forces and therefore legitimate targets.

This is why I said the other day that no Iraqi anti-US group was responsible for rocket launching against the US embassy.+
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Dramatic developments in #Iraq
Hours after Muqtada al-Sadr’s followers withdrew from the protests, it became clear that the numbers of others are few. The security forces go towards the protest squares in #Baghdad & other cities. Why did this happen and how? (1)
Yesterday, Muqtada Al-Sadr was insulted when accounts covering the demonstrations launched campaign against him because the demonstrations that he called for expulsion of U.S forces from the country with the participation of Shiite factions close to Iran (2)
While the real protests on the ground in Tahrir square were thanks Sadr because he chose the anti-US forces demonstrations should be far from their squares, & that disappointed the Shiite factions who opposing Tahrir protests & planed to be in Tahrir to make chaos, suddenly.. (3)
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I've been thinking of this whole #Soleimani event, and I'm going to share my opinion. I want to make clear it is only my speculation based on the many various data points that we all absorb and process.

I think it's possible Qasem Soleimani was taken out weeks ago.
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We may just be watching the "public movie" instead of the real deal.
Why do I say this when I can't point to any hard evidence?
In my mind, I keep going back to the NYT article [leak] on hypersonic weapons, released hours before the #BaghdadAirportAttack
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If you are Mil Intel and are planning an attack on one of the top #Iranian targets, and the premier bulletin board for the deep state reveals your plans before they happen, would you just shrug it off and continue on as if nothing was leaked?
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It seems a high-ranking American official has arrived in #Baghdad tonight and the #US military convoy is escorting him with full air support.
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From now on, this is the situation in #Iraq for all American terrorist officials; They will feel insecurity deep down and the situation will get worse.
It might be better for Americans to carefully review the letter that #Iran sent before the missile strikes again...🙂
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#US
By the way, it seems that arbitrary Iraqi groups may attack these convoys. fasten your seatbelt!
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In the early hours of Friday, a #US led airstrike targeted a convoy exiting the #Baghdad International Airport, killing #Qassem_Soleimani,the commander of #Iran’s terrorist #Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Hashd al-Shaabi in #Iraq.
@SecPompeo
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The death of #Soleimani caused a stir across the globe and filled the ranks of the #Iranian regime with terror. Regime supreme leader #Khamenei declared three days of mourning for his regime personally attended an emergency meeting of the Supreme National Security Council.
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In a statement, the #SNSC described the death of Soleimani as a “great blow to the world of Islam.” Political observers and analysts perceive the demise of #Soleimani as a turning point in the region and an irreparable blow to the mullahs’ regime ruling #Iran.
@usadarfarsi
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Chaos inside #Iraqi Parliament.
#Iraqi Prime Minister attends the extraordinary Parliament session.
Pro #Iranian MPs chanting ”#Baghdad is free, #US should go out”.
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#BREAKING: Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos has called on the US and Iran to resolve their issues diplomatically and asked the international community to intensify efforts for peace in the region arab.news/pyz8x
#BREAKING: #UK Foreign Minister Raab says war in #MiddleEast is in no one’s interests arab.news/pyz8x
#BREAKING: #UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab says route is open to #Iran to engage in meaningful diplomacy arab.news/pyz8x
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When the Air Force (Helicopters) of a country, #Iraq, carry the coffins of those assassinated by a guest country, #US. Do you @realDonaldTrump believe your troop will be safe in Iraq after your violation of the agreement with the Iraqi government?

@realDonaldTrump The 1st of 3 expected Funerals in three cities of #Iran today and tomorrow of the most famous and loved #Qassemsoleimani General assassinated by the #US in #BaghdadAirportAttack . The US and neocon sitting in tanks all day, pretending & trying hard to think, believe he is hated
@realDonaldTrump The will of the most famous General in #Iran Sardar Haj #QassemSuleimani assassinated by the #US in #BaghdadAirportAttack:
A دثقغ simple grave with the name of "the soldier Qassem Soleimani, without any Flowery phrases (praising compliments)"
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#Iran escalation timeline [Thread]:

For the past year Trump warns #Iran not to attack Americans in the Middle East. December 27, Iran-backed Ktaib #Hezbollah killed an American contractor.

jpost.com/Middle-East/Ir…
This in turn led to the Iran backed militia and other pro-Iran elements storming into #Baghdad’s Green Zone and beginning a violent riot outside the US Embassy, eventually damaging the embassy. This latter protest raised the specter of the Iranian Embassy siege of 1979.
In response, the #US kills #IRGC chief Soleimani, (as well as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, commander of Ktaeb Hizballah and a number of other IRGC officials). #Iran responds by firing missiles near the US Embassy in Iraq.
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Explosion in #Baghdad. Reports say a projectile landed in the Green Zone
Multiple projectiles (unclear if rockets of mortars) hit near the fortified US embassy compound. Explosion heard by witnesses nearby. No casualties reported so far.

Lots of rumours flying around, awaiting official confirmation from Iraqi and US security
Breaking: Another attack in Salahuddin province. According to security forces, two rockets landed on a storage compound inside #Balad airbase north of #Baghdad, without any casualties. Sirens heard inside the base.

#Iraq is on the edge tonight...
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Sirens have activated in the Baghdad Green Zone. 1 rocket has reportedly fallen there.

#Iraq #Iran #USA
[Knish]
3 Rockets have targeted Balad Airbase, north of #Baghdad, #US forces are based there.
Appears to be dual attack. 2 rockets reportedly fired towards the #US Embassy in the Green Zone, #Baghdad and the secondary attack against Balad Airbase. #Iraq
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Watch Brian Katulis of the Center for @amprog meltdown when I point out that he is parroting the #echochamber's talking points & tweets on @realDonaldTrump's decapitation strike on #Iran's #Soleimani.
@amprog @realDonaldTrump According to Mr. Katulis, Trump's maximum pressure on #Iran only gave us maximum resistance. Our allies don't trust us and Trump has no plan because he receives different opinions for advice. Incidentally, hearing the same advice repeatedly is part of what an #echochamber does.
@amprog @realDonaldTrump If we back up to the beginning, you hear the same #echochamber talking points that Team Obama used. It shouldn't be surprising. He works at @amprog, which is headed by @neeratanden. They dislike what Trump would call, #winning 👇 americanprogress.org/press/statemen…
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BREAKING: Eyewitnesses just North of #Baghdad report two vehicles were struck by an air-strike targeted as they were transporting senior officials of #Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) militias. No word yet on injuries or deaths. ...Developing...
BREAKING: Reports indicate that Shbl al-Zaidi, commander of Kataib Imam Ali militia, was the likely target of this US airstrike near Taji, North of Baghdad.
BREAKING: An Image of the two vehicles targeted by an air-strike moments ago.
#Iraq #Iran #IRGC #PMU
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#BREAKING: #USAF's MQ-9 Reaper drone targeted a convoy carrying several high ranking officials of #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi) in #Taji, North of #Baghdad. Casualties are mostly among members of #IRGC backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq. It is not known whether Qais al-Khazali is dead or alive!
Not confirmed yet, but it is reported Shibl al-Zaydi, secretary general of #IRGC backed Kata'ib al-Imam Ali (#PMU's 40th Brigade) is among whom are targeted by the #USAF in this airstrike at #Taji, North of #Baghdad tonight!
#BREAKING: #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi) confirms that six members of one of its Brigades are killed in the #USAF drone strike in #Taji, North of #Baghdad. They don't say whether Khazali or al-Zaydi are among them or not. #PMU claims that was a medical convoy!
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#Hizbollah’s channel is reporting the air targeting of a “convoy of two vehicles” north of Baghdad. #iraq
Rumors that 2 commanders of Iraq’s pro-Iran PMUs (Shibl al-Zaydi and his brother) have been killed in a new attack north Baghdad. Not confirmed yet.
Iraqi officials media now confirm that two vehicles were targeted north of Baghdad, carrying commanders of the pro-Iran militias in the PMUs. #iraq #QassemSuleimani
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Thread em permanente atualização para acompanhamento da escalada na tensão entre EUA e Irã nos últimos dias:

27/12/19: Membros do Kataeb Hezbollah atacam base iraquiana em Kirkuk, mata prestador de serviço americano e fere militares americanos e iraquianos presentes no local.
30/12/19: Em retaliação, EUA atacam cinco alvos do KH no Iraque e na Síria responsáveis pela morte do prestador de serviço civil americano. Operação matou cerca de 25 terroristas.
31/12/19:
- Terroristas apoiados pelo Irã atacam e invadem embaixada dos EUA em Bagdad, depredando o prédio e colocando em risco todo o staff americano.

- Trump determina envio imediato de 750 militares do Immediate Response Force para proteção dos americanos em Bagdad.
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony
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