According to AL-ARABIYA, BBC Arabic retracted a report claiming that Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani had left for Yemen. Citing sources “close to the general,” a BBC Arabic correspondent claimed that Soleimani was making his way to Yemen, according to a tweet posted by the news channel.
However, shortly afterwards the tweet was deleted and BBC Arabic tweeted that the information is being checked and that followers will be updated shortly.
After BBC tweet’s many news outlet broadcast this lie.
A handout picture released on March 27, 2015, by the official website of the Centre for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows Grand Ayatollah Khamenei with the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Suleimani attending a religious ceremony in Tehran to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Mohammed, AFP reports.