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Trump declares Iranian's general's 'reign of terror' is over

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jan 03, 2020

PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump is declaring that a “reign of terror is over" as he marks the death of an Iranian general killed in a U.S. strike.

Trump said from Florida that Gen. Qassem Soleimani "made the death of innocent people his sick passion,” and should have been hunted down years ago.

The Pentagon is scrambling to reinforce the American military presence in the Middle East in preparation for reprisals.

As part of that, the U.S. is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast, and it's placed a brigade in Italy on alert to fly to Beirut if needed to protect the embassy there.