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US unsuccessfully targeted another Iranian military official on same day as Soleimani

Posted January 10, 2020 1:04 p.m. EST

— On the same night the US killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, the US unsuccessfully targeted another senior Iranian military official in Yemen, according to a US official with knowledge of the events and another source familiar.

The sources would not give any details about the mission or how the US had attempted to carry it out. The US official said to the best of their knowledge there is no broader operation to decapitate the IRGC-Quds force leadership at this time.

The Washington Post was first to report the operation took place.

According to the Post, the Iranian target was Abdul Reza Shahlai, a financier and key commander of Iran's elite Quds Force.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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