One official told @AP, al-Muhandis arrived to the airport in a convoy to receive Soleimani whose plane had arrived from either Lebanon or Syria. The airstrike occurred as soon as he descended from the plane to be greeted by al-Muhandis and his companions, killing them all.
Pentagon announces that at the direction of the President the US killed commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, Qaseem Soleimani. Full statement by US DoD. Says Soleimani was developing plans to attack US diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.