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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated In Suicide Attack

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died of injuries sustained in an attack that occurred in Absard outside of Tehran earlier today. Multiple assailants and at least one explosion were involved. Per Iran's Ministry of Defense, Fakhrizadeh was martyred in a "terrorist assault" and had been serving as head of their Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research. Retaliation by Iran against terrorist targets is probable and has been suggested by Iranian officials. In January of this year after the assassination of Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani, Iran demonstrated the capability of striking US targets with precision and left the US without viable avenues for any response other than acquiescence to the US's own impotence in the region.