WILLIAMS (voice-over): “The Pentagon says Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and also approved the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad this week. But even many of Soleimani’s enemies admitted he was a military genius. He spearheaded Iran’s involvement in a Syrian Civil War hoping to shore up the Syrian regime’s grip on power. And in Iraq, ironically, he and his forces were on the same side as the U.S., fighting against ISIS."
WILLIAMS: "By killing Qasem Soleimani, the U.S. has stripped Iran of an inspirational military leader. But it’s also further inflamed dangerously high tensions. Iran has already vowed to take, quote, harsh revenge. Holly Williams, CBS News, Erbil, Iraq.”