[Ed. – It does appear there is increasingly good confirmation that Kataib Hezbollah leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was killed in the same strike. Iraqi media are attributing the strike to the U.S. Nothing from the Pentagon on this. There are claims of other PMF leaders being killed as well.]
Iraqi paramilitary groups that IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani was among those killed killed in an air strike on their vehicles inside Baghdad International Airport, militia sources reported on early Friday, after Iraq’s Security Media Cell announced that three katyusha rockets had targeted Baghdad Airport.
The militia members were hosting “important guests” at Baghdad airport who were being driven in two militia vehicles that were struck by two rockets, said the militia sources. …
Police and health sources said that at least five people were killed and nine wounded.
Iraqi state media reported that Soleimani and the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were both killed in the attack.
It's starting to look more and more likely that Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis was indeed killed in the drone strike tonight at Baghdad airport. 3 PMF sources confirm. He's a long time nemesis of the US, a close ally of Tehran. The rumors about Qassim Soleimani are still not confirmed.
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) January 3, 2020