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World Jan 04Thousands mourn Iranian general as region braces for revenge
Thousands of mourners chanting “America is the Great Satan” marched in a funeral procession Saturday through Baghdad for Iran's top general and Iraqi militant leaders, who were killed in a U.S. airstrike.
World Jan 03Iraqi militant killed in U.S. strike worked with Iran for decades
Al-Muhandis was the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite paramilitaries.
World Jan 03Iran vows a ‘harsh’ response to U.S. killing of top general
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S. after the airstrike.
World Jan 02U.S. kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike
The officials said the strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.
World Jan 024 killed in rocket fire at Baghdad airport, Iraqi officials say
It was not immediately clear who had fired the rockets or who was targeted.
World Jan 01U.S. Embassy in Iraq suspends operations, militiamen withdraw
U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence.
World Jan 01U.S. troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq
Hundreds of Iran-backed militiamen and other protesters gathered outside the American Embassy in Baghdad for a second day and set fire to the roof of a reception area inside the compound.
World Dec 31Iran-backed Iraqi militia, protesters breach U.S. Embassy compound
Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire, angered over deadly U.S.
World Dec 30Iran-backed Iraqi militia vows revenge for U.S. strikes
The U.S. attack — the largest targeting an Iraqi state-sanctioned militia in recent years — and the calls for retaliation, represent a new escalation in the proxy war between the U.S. and Iran playing out in the Middle East.
World Dec 26Iraq’s president offers to quit after rejecting PM nominee
President Barham Saleh said in a statement issued by his office that he would not name the governor of the southern Basra province, Asaad al-Eidani, as the country's next prime minister “to avoid more bloodshed and in order to safeguard…