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Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

1 August 2020

9:00 AM

1 August 2020

9:00 AM

Iran’s new meddler-in-chief in Iraq is a bespectacled general called Esmail Ghaani. Brought in to replace Qassem Soleimani after his death in a US airstrike in January, he has the same green uniform as his predecessor, the same grey beard, and the same orders to make Iraq’s Shia militias do Tehran’s bidding.

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