TEHRAN,Â Young Journalists Club(YJC)-The IRGC announced in a statement on Friday morning thatÂ Major General Soleimani and al-Muhandis were martyred in the attack carried out by US helicopters.
The Iraqi pro-government group also confirmed the incident.
“The deputy head of the Hashed, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and head of the Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, were killed in a US strike that targeted their car on the Baghdad International Airport road,” it said inÂ a statement on Friday.
“The American and Israeli enemy is responsible for killing the mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani,” said Ahmed al-Assadi, a PMU spokesman.Â
The group had earlier said that its public relations director Mohammed Reza al-JaberiÂ and four other members of the group were also killed after threeÂ Katyusha rockets struck a military base next to Baghdad International Airport in the Iraqi capital.