- The US military makes a failed attempt to kill a veteran Iranian militant in Yemen.
- The attempt was made on the same day a drone strike killed Iran’s most powerful commander, Qasem Suleimani.
Suleimani killed already
The US military made an unsuccessful attempt to kill a senior military official of Iran in Yemen. This attempt was made on the same day a strike killed Qasem Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful commander.
The unveiling of the second mission depicted that Trump’s government had plans to cripple Iran’s ability to carry out proxy wars. After Iran’s missile strikes in retaliation to US’ strike on Iraqi bases, both US and Iraq have stepped back from the conflict, as of now.
An unsuccessful attempt of the US in Yemen was to kill Abdul Reza Shahlai, an official of Quds Force led by Qasem Suleimani. Shahlai used to manage the finances of Shiite militias in Yemen.
Trump had approved of the strike against the Shahlai on the same day as he approved the strike against Suleimani.
Both of the aforementioned men, Shalai and Suleimani were Iranian officials who were targeted by the US administration. They were on the radar of Trump, as he thought it was the only way to stop Iran’s attacks on American sites.
The United States had offered a 15 million dollar reward for information about Shahlai. The announcement of the reward alleged him of involvement in attacks on US allies, including a failed attempt to assassinate US ambassador of Saudi Arabia.
Two days back, Trump said that strike on Suleimani had been planned to stop attacks on multiple embassies across the Middle East, including US embassy in Baghdad.