Brigadier-General Esmail Ghaani is appointed as the new commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, replacing Qassem Soleimani.
Turkish bombing overnight kills 48 Syrian government troops and 14 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah, and also destroys 13 military vehicles. According to local sources, among the killed were 11 officers including a general, a brigadier general, and a colonel.
The secretary of the Iranian Expediency Discernment Council, former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Mohsen Rezaee, tweets that "vigorous revenge against America" will be pursued following the assassination of Soleimani. Iranian state television cuts all broadcasts, replacing them with prayers for Soleimani.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says Soleimani and Muhandis were "martyred" in an attack by U.S. helicopters. Anonymous security sources cited by AFP say the attack killed at least eight people. The Iraqi military says three rockets hit the airport and two cars exploded.
U.S. Army Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Jackson (South Carolina), is suspended from his duties because of an investigation into alleged adultery (which is treated as a criminal violation, not just a civil matter, in the U.S. military), and for allegedly being in a physical altercation.