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Who was Qassem Soleimani?

The loss of Qassem Soleimani is a heavy blow to Iran. He was a war hero and the commander of Iran's feared Quds Force, responsible for secretive foreign operations. He wasn’t well-known in the U.S., but he was one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East, sometimes even touted as a possible future leader of Iran. Holly Williams reports from Iraq on what Soleimani's death means for the tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
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