KARACHI: The head of Iran‘s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC’s) Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani was killed following a US air raid at Baghdad’s international airport. The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the killing, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.
The attack has led to concerns that Iran will retaliate. According to TIME, “Soleimani was the international face of resistance,” Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement, “and all lovers of resistance will be his avengers.” He promised that “harsh retaliation is waiting.”
Because of the situation, the hashtag #worldwar3, #WWIII, #Iran and #QasemSoleimani are trending on Twitter and as usual, people are using humour as a defence mechanism. Some people also pointed out that it’s only the third day of 2020 and the idea of a world war is already looming over our heads.