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Israeli army had no role in Soleimani killing, IDF spokesperson tells FRANCE 24

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The Israel Defence Forces played no part in the killing of Irans Qassem Soleimani, IDFs international spokesperson Jonathan Conricus tells FRANCE 24s Middle East Matters programme, describing the senior commanders death as an “opportunity” for the region.


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“The IDF had no role, this was an American-executed operation,” Cornicus told FRANCE 24s Sanam Shantyaei on Tuesday, denying reports that Israeli intelligence helped locate the target of the US strike on Soleimani.

Widely regarded as the most powerful Iranian military commander, the head of the elite Quds Force was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport on January 3.

His killing was “a good thing,” Cornicus said, describing the Iranian general as “one of the most notorious and murderous terrorists that we have faced”.

The IDF spokesperson denied claims that Soleimanis death threatened to bring further instability to the region, days after Iran launched retaliatory missile strikes on US targets in Iraq and mistakenly Read More – Source