Iranian leaders issued strident calls on Friday for revenge against the United States after the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in an overnight airstrike at the Baghdad airport. The strike spurred mass displays of public mourning by Iran and its network of allies across the Middle East.
Today multiple rockets hit a military base in Iraq on Saturday where U.S. troops are stationed while mortars were fired at a high-security facility that houses the U.S. Embassy, according to multiple reports.
Reuters reported, “Several rockets fell on Saturday inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, its Jadriya neighborhood, and the Balad air base housing U.S. troops.”
But it seems that this is just the beginning!
For the first time in recorded history, the symbolic “Red Flag” of Iran has been hoisted up over the holy dome of the famous Jamkarān Mosque, which is located in the city of Qom. According to various posts on social media from Iranian sources, this red flag symbolizes that there is a great battle on the horizon as Anonymous news reported.
Experts on the matter say that the flag was raised to the top of one of the biggest and most important mosques in Iran, as another symbolic gesture to indicate the great severity of the times. The Tweet below, from Siffat Zahra, shows some footage of the flag being raised and gives an explanation of its symbolic significance.
First Time In The History, Red Flag Unfurled Over The Holy Dome Of Jamkarān Mosque, Qom Iran.
— SIFFAT ZAHRA (@SiffatZahra) January 4, 2020
This is certainly an unprecedented move for the Iranian government, who has rattled sabers with the United States for some time now. Tensions have been growing between the two countries for many years, but after the recent assassination of general Shahid Qassem Suleimani in targetted airstrikes, relations have never been worse. In fact, since the attack was first reported, terms like “World War 3” have been trending globally, and with good reason, Iran has threatened a harsh retaliation in response to the attacks and the attack today is just the beginning.
“An Iranian official says at least 35 U.S. targets have been identified for retaliatory strikes after the country’s president chillingly vowed to exact revenge for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani,” The Daily Mail reported on Saturday. “Targets include ships in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and Tel Aviv.”
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