CIA chief 'behind Soleimani's assassination' killed in downed plane in Afghanistan

Russian intelligence sources have claimed that Michael D'Andrea, head of CIA operations in Iran and who orchestrated the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US spy plane downed yesterday in Ghazni, Afghanistan. The plane with US Air Force markings reportedly served as the CIA's mobile command for D'Andrea, who earnt several nicknames including: Ayatollah Mike, the Dark Prince, and the Undertaker. He is one of the most prominent CIA figures in the region, appointed head of the agency's Iran Mission Centre in 2017. Under his leadership, the agency was perceived to take a more "aggressive stance toward Iran". The Taliban claimed to have shot down the plane but have yet to provide evidence, whilst the US … Continue reading CIA chief 'behind Soleimani's assassination' killed in downed plane in Afghanistan