KanyiDaily had reported that General Soleimani was killed at Baghdad’s international airport in Iraq.
He was killed alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of Kata’ib Hezbollah, also called Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF).
The U.S confirmed that President Trump ordered the airstrike that killed the powerful Iranian general because he was planning attacks against US diplomats and other targets.
Iranian government vowed to retaliate the killing of General Soleimani, and revealed it intends to strike at least 35 U.S targets for their retaliatory attack.
Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei promised “harsh revenge” on America for the killing of Soleimani who was considered the second-most powerful man in the country.
Trump in reaction accused Iran of “talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets”. He said If Iran follows through on their promise, US will target 52 Iranian sites within the country and will strike “very fast and very hard”.
Iran has since placed an $80million bounty on Trump’s head and threatened to attack the White House in response to the president’s warning that any strike on American interests in the region will bring massive retaliation.
During the televised funeral of General Soleimani, official state broadcasters said one US dollar would be tabled for every Iranian in the country, with the cash going to whoever killed the US President.
“Iran has 80 million inhabitants. Based on the Iranian population, we want to raise $80million (£61million) which is a reward for those who get close to the head of President Trump.
“We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time,” it was announced.