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US Army, Businessmen And Others To Pay Price For Killing Top Iranian General In Iraq.

The Iran-backed head of the Lebanese Shiite group Hassan Nasrallah warned in a televised speech following Friday's strike in the Iraqi capital.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday said the US army will "pay the price" for killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and a senior Iraqi commander in a strike.

The only just punishment is (to target) American military presence in the region: US military bases, US warships, each and every officer and soldier in the region.

He added however that American civilians such as "businessmen, engineers, journalists and doctors" should be spared.

"When the coffins of American soldiers and officers... start to return to the United States, (US President Donald) Trump and his administration will realise they have lost the region," he said.

Soleimani and top Iraqi military figure Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in a US drone strike Friday near Baghdad airport, sparking fury in Iran and Iraq.

Nasrallah's speech was beamed to black-clad supporters gathered in southern Beirut, who waved Hezbollah's yellow flag or held up portraits of Soleimani and Muhandis.

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