Iranian animation in the memory of martyr Qassem Soleimani.
Iran’s leader remarks at the end:
"Last night’s operation was nothing more than one slap. These military operations will not suffice. The US corrupting presence in the region must come to an end."
Timeline of recent conflict in Iran:
Jun 4-10 , 2014 - ISIS defeats US-trained Iraqi Army & takes Mosul
Jun 11, 2014 - General Soleimani flies to Baghdad to begin anti-ISIS resistance operations, forming Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) from local militia groups
2014-2019 - Iraqi PMU groups ally with US-led forces to fight ISIS.
Dec 27, 2019 - US K1 airbase comes under rocket attack, an Iraqi-American translator is killed.
Dec 27, 2019 - US military blames Kataib Hezbollah for the attack citing their own closed investigation, despite the following:
The rockets were launched from a Sunni Muslim part of Kirkuk Province notorious for attacks by the Islamic State, a Sunni terrorist group, which would have made the area hostile territory for a Shiite militia like Khataib Hezbollah.
Dec 30, 2019 - US military bomb KH's HQ & bases in Iraq & Syria (500km away), killing 25+, wounding ~50
Dec 31-32, 2019 - Kataib Hezbollah & other PMF units demonstrate outside the US embassy in Baghdad, cause damage to the building's exterior.
Jan 3, 2020 - US military assassinates General Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy chairman of the PMU & commander of Kata'ib Hezbollah, along with their entourage at Baghdad International Airport.
Jan 8, 2020 - The Iranians retaliate fire a volley of missiles at 2 US bases in Iraq, injuring 100+ US troops but killing none.
Feb 6, 2020 - Iraq's intelligence chief claims the K1 airbase attack was likely attacked by ISIS. [source]