Gen. Qassem Suleimani’s body was torn apart in the attack ordered by President Trump, two officials from the Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said.
Following the attack, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the United States.
Khamenei declared three days of public mourning for Soleimani.
Suleimani was the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, which has been designated by the U.S. as a terror group since 2007.
Six other officials, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of PMF were killed in the attack, Iraqi officials said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report