With coronavirus seemingly on top of everyone’s agenda, it’s easy to forget that the world continues to turn and other events take place. One of those events was an Iranian rocket attack in Iraq on Wednesday that killed two Americans and a British national. Iran’s top leadership may be falling like dominos to the coronavirus, but Iran’s theocracy is still vicious. The mullahs might have thought that, with the U.S. distracted by coronavirus, they could gain an advantage in Iraq. The mullahs thought wrong.
According to Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. forces in the Middle East, the attack on Wednesday was almost certainly the work of Kata’eb Hezb’allah, the same group that stormed the American embassy in Iraq. That effort led to Trump ordering a targeted strike against Qassem Soleimani, one of the most dangerous and deadly terrorists in the world.
Once again, Trump responded forcefully to Iran’s latest deadly attack. He ordered a counterstrike, which U.S. forces successfully carried out on Thursday:
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