A large number of people seem to believe that World War III has begun with the drone strike that killed Iran’s Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, on January 3. On December 27, a US military contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq, and the US responded with a bombing campaign. Iraqis rioted and attacked the United States Embassy in Baghdad. Washington then accused Iran of being behind the riots and assassinated General Soleimani — a high-ranking official in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps — along with his right-hand man in Iraq, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

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