Nearly two years after the killing of the former notorious IRGC commander, an ex-Israeli official has confirmed the Jewish State’s involvement for the first time; Hayman: Soleimani’s assassination is an achievement since our main enemy, in my eyes, are the Iranians.
It was January 3rd, 2020, that Qassem Soleimani was killed outside of Baghdad International Airport via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strike at the direction of the White House under former President Donald Trump. The former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was notorious for his role in Iranian proxy attacks throughout the Middle East and was the major general of Iran’s Quds Force, which is responsible mainly for clandestine operations.
While it was quickly known that the US pulled the trigger behind Soleimani’s assassination, knowledge of Israel’s involvement remained rather vague. However, in a recent interview, former Israel Defense Force (IDF) Intel Chief Major General Tamir Hayman brought clarity to the subject.
About the assassination, Hayman said, “Soleimani’s assassination is an achievement since our main enemy, in my eyes, are the Iranians.” He added that the elimination of Soleimani was one of two key assassinations that took place in his term, which concluded just two months ago in October.
What was known was that Israel provided the US with intel regarding Soleimani’s movement in the region and even his location. Still, Hayman is the first former official to confirm Israel’s involvement.