January 3, 2020 / 2:43 AM / 2 months ago

U.S. strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Soleimani - U.S. official

FILE PHOTO: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015. Stringer via REUTERS/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a strike that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity said on Thursday.

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Eric Beech

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