"Only targeting that US drone strike a US official telling NPR on the same day. US attempted to kill another Iranian commander in Yemen but that operation failed more from NPR's Greg Murray the US drone strike that killed Karan's major general Qassem Sulamani on January third in Iraq sent shockwaves across the region now a US official says the military carried out a second strike on the same day. This one in Yemen but it did not succeed. The target was Abdul Razak Shali who is also a top figure in Iran's could force an elite group that conducts operations outside of Iran. The US's shall I e has played a key role in supporting Iranian proxies throughout the region including a two thousand seven attack. That killed five American troops in Iraq. The State Department last month offered a fifteen million dollar reward for information about him Gregory."