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04 January 2020 14:37

World War 3 fears ignited yesterday after a US-led airstrike killed Iran’s most decorated military leader Qassem Soleimani.

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World War 3 fears ignited yesterday after a US-led airstrike killed Iran's most decorated military leader Qassem Soleimani. The strike, which took place in Baghdad as the general left the capital city's airport in an escort, has prompted a severe reaction from Iran's leadership, who promised swift revenge against US aggressors. Is World War 3 happening? In the wake of the US drone strike, World War 3 is trending on Twitter, with millions worried the assassination could spark a chain of events ending in full-scale combat. General Soleimani's death was as a decisive blow for Iran, which lost both its top military strategist and one of its most influential political figures.

The general led the Quds unit of the Iranian revolutionary guard, a shadowy military intelligence outfit responsible for extending Iran's influence aboard. READ MORE: World War 3 tensions could crush efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe