After Iranian General Assassinated, Mystery Airstrikes Rain Bombs in Iraq

In the hours after the assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, Twitter users were already hinting at the possibility that World War III could be on the horizon.

Iran herself has promised that the United States would feel her wrath in the coming days, with a “harsh” retaliation, but without going so far as to say that a world war could be on the horizon.

While the US waits on Iran’s response, it appears as though someone is attacking Iran-backed militias in Iraq.

A convoy including Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces was hit by an airstrike early Saturday in north Baghdad, killing and wounding several, according to the PMF.

“The initial report indicates that the strike targeted a convoy belonging to the medical units for the Popular Mobilization Forces, near Taji Stadium in Baghdad,” the PMF said in a statement.

Iraqi state news also reported a strike against the paramilitary forces.

The action comes a day after an airstrike ordered by US President Donald Trump killed a top Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani, at a Baghdad airport.

As of this writing, there has been no claim of responsibility for the airstrike.  We can only infer that Iran was not responsible, based on the circumstances.

Could this be Trump keeping his foot on the gas, or are Iraqi forces pledging their loyalty to the United States by spilling Iranian blood?

We will almost certainly know the answers soon enough.