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US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials

US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials

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  1. The media really wants this war

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-kill-iranian-commander-yemen-night-soleimani-strike/story?id=68200887) reduced by 61%. (I’m a bot)
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    > An unsuccessful strike on another high-ranking Iranian military commander took place in Yemen on the same night that a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, two sources told ABC News.

    > The Jan. 2 nighttime strike targeted Shahla'i at his compound in Yemen, where he led Iran's military support for the Houthi rebel group that is backed by Iran, according to a counter-terrorism official and a U.S. official.

    > The State Department said Shahla'i funded and directed the 2011 plot that attempted to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, D.C., and "Planned follow-on attacks inside the Untied States and elsewhere.”

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  3. Well how else do you provoke war to help your reelection campaign?

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