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Was US killing of Qassem Soleimani a strategic error?

A man holds a picture of late Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, as people in Teheran celebrate in the street after Iran launched missiles at US-led forces in Iraq, on Jan 8, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - Few in the United States are mourning Qassem Soleimani, the feared commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, who had extended Iran's often lethal tentacles across a swathe of the Middle East and beyond.

But many are worrying about what it may have unleashed.

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