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Arab informers responsible for Soleimani hit

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase leading to a Cham Wings Airbus A320, destined for Baghdad. Neither Soleimani nor the soldiers were registered on the passenger manifesto, …

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IRGC says today’s early morning attack just preliminary

A senior IRGC commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Kosari told Mehr News agency attacks carried out against US forces today are just our “preliminary measures”, advising US officials to stop their ‘gambler president’. He advised American officials to stop President Trump’s crimes and unlawful acts. Kosari warned the Americans if they …

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Missiles rock US-occupied Green Zone

Several rockets fell on Saturday inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, its Jadriya neighborhood, and the Balad air base housing U.S. troops, the Iraqi military said, adding that there were no deaths. “Several rockets targeting Celebration Square and the Jadriya area in Baghdad, and the Balad air base in Salahuddin …

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New airstrikes reported killing militiamen in Iraq

Air strikes targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella grouping of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias near camp Taji north of Baghdad have killed six people and critically wounded three, an Iraqi army source said late on Friday. Two of the three vehicles making up a militia convoy were found burned, the source …

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Mourners flood the streets of Baghdad for slain heroes

Thousands of mourners gathered in Baghdad on Saturday ahead of a funeral procession for Iran’s slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and others killed in a U.S. air strike in Iraq. Friday’s attack on Baghdad airport, authorized by U.S. President Donald Trump, was a major …

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British embassy on alert after Soleimani killing

Britain has increased its security and readiness at military bases in the Middle East after the United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reported on Friday without citing sources. Britain has about 400 military personnel in Iraq, who help provide training in the country. They are mostly located …

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Iraqi PM condemns Soleimani’s, Al-Muhandis murder

Iraq’s prime minister condemned on Friday the U.S. killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and said it would “light the fuse” of war. The United States killed Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Iran’s spreading military influence …

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Sistani calls for calmn after Suleimani’s murder

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani condemned on Friday a U.S. air strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and called on all parties to practice restraint. “The vicious attack on Baghdad international airport last night …

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Anti-US protests erupt around Baghdad embassy

Protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, torching a security post and hurling stones as security forces and embassy guards hit back with stun grenades and tear gas. Iraqi officials said the ambassador and …

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Iraqi militias ready for further US attacks

A top Iraqi militia leader warned of a strong response against U.S. forces in Iraq following air strikes in Iraq and Syria overnight that hit several bases of his Iranian-backed group and killed at least 25 people. The U.S. military carried out air strikes on Sunday against the Iranian-backed Kataib …

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US civilian contractor killed in Iraqi Katyusha attack

U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Friday, U.S. officials said. Several U.S. service members and Iraq personnel were also wounded, the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement, adding that Iraqi security forces …

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US forces in Iraq recieve rocket attack

Several rockets were launched on Friday into Iraq’s K1 military base, which houses U.S. and Iraqi forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said in a statement without elaborating. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. Security sources said security forces found a launchpad …

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Iraq makes electoral reforms in answer to protestors

Iraq’s parliament approved on Tuesday a new electoral law, a key demand of protesters to make elections fairer, but political deadlock is still holding up the selection of an interim prime minister, threatening renewed unrest. Mass protests have gripped Iraq since Oct. 1 and protesters, most of them young, are …

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Sistani condemns arbitrary attacks on protestors

Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned recent killings of anti-government protesters and urged full state control over the use of weapons in the country following one particular deadly attack by masked gunmen in Baghdad. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani rarely weighs in on politics except in times of crisis …

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Katyusha rockets hit military base outside of Baghdad

Four Katyusha rockets struck a military base next to Baghdad International Airport on Monday wounding “six fighters”, a statement from the military said. Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets in a search of the area, the statement said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It was …

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Several Iraqi protestors shot by gunmen

Gunmen killed at least six people near a protest site in central Baghdad on Friday, police and medics said. More than 20 others were wounded near Tahrir Square, the main protest camp in the Iraqi capital, the sources said. Source: Reuters

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Iraqi PM’s resignation okayed by parliament

Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country. Abdul Mahdi’s decision to quit on Friday came after a call by Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for parliament to …

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Iraqi PM still not sure he will leave

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the country’s senior Shi’ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly anti-establishment unrest. Violence raged on in southern Iraq, however, killing at least 21 people, and one protester was …

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