Sources from u. s.intelligence sources said the raid on suleymani early on january 3rd \"used highly classified information from informants, electronic eavesdropping devices, surveillance planes and other means of surveillance \". That means there's a source who provides key information.
On December 27, Iraq's pro-Iranian armed Allah brigade attacked a U.S. military base in Kirkuk with 32 rockets that killed one American and wounded four others. Then, on December 29, U.S. warplanes took off from Jordan and carried out airstrikes against five pro-Iranian armed 45th and 46th brigades in Syria and Iraq, killing more than 70 people, including one Major General Hazari.
The operation then provoked great ire, with thousands beginning to besiege the United States Embassy in Iraq, and soon, that same night,100 members of the 1st Division 7th Corps of the United States Marine Corps aboard three V-22 Osprey rotorcraft reinforced from Kuwait to protect the local U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo, Defense Secretary Esber, flew from Washington to Florida to tell Trump that intelligence had found a major Iranian operation in Iraq. Furthermore, more information has been received in this regard.
At the center of the massive operation, the commander is mr. sulimani. In fact, american, israeli and other countries have been monitoring mr. sulimani since at least 2007. At least 600 of the more than 4,000 U.S. troops killed in Iraq are said to have died at the hands of Suleimanni.
Although, starting in 2019, there have been five oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf and the shooting down of U.S. military drones. But in early December 2019, Pompeo gave Iran a line: Don't hurt Americans. That is to say, since a rocket attack on december 27th that killed an american military contractor, americans are really about to start retaliating. To that end, Trump tweeted on December 31:'They're going to take full responsibility, they're going to pay a big price, I'm either warning or I'm threatening.
Even if the u. s.intelligence platform, signal intelligence, no matter how strong, it is difficult to confirm the last trace of suramani, so americans need a source can access sulemani to obtain the most accurate information. The assassination of al-Baghdadi also came from informants who even stole Baghdadi's underwear.
The United States requires that high-value targets be identified at least at close range before they can be started. The U.S. MQ-9 drone bases that launched the attack were only three locations in the Middle East, one in Kuwait, one in the United Arab Emirates, one in Qatar, and one in the nearest Kuwait, with a straight line distance of 530 km and 1,400 km in the United Arab Emirates. The MQ-9 has a maximum speed of only 480 km and takes at least two hours to get to Baghdad Airport for a flat-rate combat flight to evade hiding.
In other words, prior to the departure of Suleimani's airline plane in Damascus, the Americans had received precise information from their sources. After arriving in Baghdad, Suleimani entered the car and left more than an hour later.
Another point was made about the presence of an informant in the underground garage among the crowds who greeted Suleimani in Baghdad. It was he who told the Americans that it was the two cars that were accurate, and the exact route and the timing of the car's departure. At this point, the MQ-9 drone attacked.