Timeline of US-Iranian Crisis

Early on Friday, Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force—an élite division of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps—was killed by a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport ordered by President Trump. Suleimani had been responsible for carrying out much of Iran’s military and diplomatic efforts over the past decade, from its support for Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria to its battles against ISIS in Iraq. His death is almost certain to escalate tension and conflict within Iraq, which has already been shaken by protests this week. It also raises questions about what Iranian policy will be in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and elsewhere going forward (Chotiner, 2020).

This map is to show how this tension occured starting from the death of an American contractor to the murder of Suleimani earlier today.

Reference : NY Times Map Chotiner. 2020. The Meaning of Qassem Suleimani’s Death in the Middle East. The Newyorker.

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