The United States has significantly increased its activity in Iraqi airspace near the Iranian border on the January 3 anniversary of the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iran.
According to military observers, the Pentagon began preparations for possible actions by Tehran on January 2 in connection with the first anniversary of the death of Qasem Soleimani. On the evening of January 2, reconnaissance drones MQ-9 Reaper were taken into the air from Kuwait. aviation The US Air Force was on full alert. In addition, the KC-135R tanker aircraft was raised in the air in advance.
The Israel Defense Forces are also on high alert. In Iran itself, the air defense forces are on full alert.
On the eve, an increase in the combat readiness of the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf was noted. Earlier this week, Iran deployed short-range ballistic missiles into Iraq, according to US military intelligence.
Meanwhile, Iran posted on the Web an animated video with footage of revenge for the death of Suleimani.
Recall that the commander of the Al-Quds special unit of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Qasem Soleimani, was liquidated on January 3, 2020 by the American special services as a result of a missile hit from a drone. Tehran promised to avenge the general's death.