Report: Resistance eliminates US, Israeli commanders involved in Gen. Soleimani’s assassination
Resistance forces have killed the United States and Israeli commanders responsible for the assassinations of Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s Deputy Commander of the Hashd al-Shaabi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The Cradle, which describes itself as a journalist-driven publication covering West Asia, reports that, it learned through a senior security source that the resistance axis has killed two high-ranking American and Israeli commanders in a military operation in Erbil in northern Iraq.
The operation was carried out to avenge the killings of the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Gen. Soleimani and deputy commander of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi Mahdi al-Muhandis, the report said on Monday.
Quoting a “senior resistance axis security official,” the report identified the slain men as Lt. Col. James C. Willis, 55, of Albuquerque and of the Red Horse Unit, an American commander, and Col. Sharon Asman, 42, of the Nahal Brigade, an Israeli commander.
Both the US and the Israeli regime had claimed that the commanders were killed in separate accidents days apart.
The Pentagon had on June 27 claimed that Willis died in a non-combat incident at Qatar’s Al-Udeid base, without providing further details.
The Stars and Stripes, an American military newspaper, described him as “commander of the 210th Red Horse Squadron,” a 130-member unit that “provides civil engineering with rapid response capabilities to conduct operations in remote, high threat environments.”
According to Israeli media, Asman died on July 1 “after collapsing during fitness training at a military base in central Israel.” He had fought in Lebanon and Gaza among other places in his career spanning 25 years.
This is the first time a resistance axis official has claimed responsibility for retaliatory measures against the killers of the top Iranian and Iraqi commanders, The Cradle said in the report.
Martyr Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Martyr Mahdi al-Muhandis, the two iconic figures in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, were killed in a US airstrike outside the Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.
Days after the brazen act, the IRGC launched a barrage of missiles at a major military base housing American forces in Iraq.