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Iran vows ‘retaliation’ after US kills top general in Iraq

The US has conducted a targeted airstrike in Baghdad against the leader of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani. Iran's supreme leader has vowed "retaliation" for the killing of one of their most powerful generals.

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