Prayers up! Troops into the Middle East.
Meek Mill takes a moment to share his appreciation for the U.S. soldiers.
“We from the trenches so we know the feeling of having ya life on the line 24/7”
Prior to the air strike at the Baghdad airport that left Soleimani dead, the US had deployed about 700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne to Kuwait, after the US Embassy compound in the Iraqi capital was stormed by Iran-backed militiamen and their supporters. The thousands of additional troops are reportedly going to be deployed from the same division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, according to Defence Department officials who spoke to the Associated Press.
U.S. forces carried out an airstrike that reportedly killed one Iran's most powerful figures, the Pentagon confirmed January 2, 2020 on Thursday.
The air raids occurred near Baghdad's international airport, just days after Iranian-backed militias besieged the U.S. embassy in the Iraqi capital. Among those killed in the strike was Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who is considered the second-most powerful figure in Iran behind Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.