Iran's supreme leader has vowed "severe revenge" on those responsible for the death of top military commander Qasem Soleimani.
Gen.\u00a0Qasem Soleimani: Iran vows vengeance for commander's killing https://t.co/t7rQLv8XGY— Allan Harris (@allanharris) January 3, 2020
Soleimani was killed by an air strike at Baghdad airport early this morning ordered by US President Donald Trump.
BBC News reports the 62-year-old spearheaded Iranian operations in the Middle East as head of the elite Quds Force.
Trump said he caused millions of deaths.
The killing marks a major escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran.
US officials have said 3,000 additional troops will be sent to the Middle East as a precaution.
Soleimani was widely seen as the second most powerful figure in Iran, behind Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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