Reuters was first to report that an airstrike had killed a senior Iranian military commander in Iraq, leading with news of the airstrike and with confirmation from Iran that the strike had killed its most prominent military commander Qassem Soleimani. The news sent oil prices up by 4% on fears that the attack would lead to a further escalation of violence in the region.
Reuters first with news that airstrike killed Iranian commander Soleimani
02 January 2020, 12:00 am 1 minute
Topics of Interest: Politics
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Europe / Middle East / Africa