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Iraq’s Shia Militias Name Successor To Official Slain In Us Strike Alongside Soleimani - Reports

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, secretary-general of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah militia movement and deputy chairman of the powerful Shia-led Popular Mobilization Forces militias, was killed in Baghdad on January 3 in a US drone strike targeting Iran’s...
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Far Left Democrat Chris Murphy Admits To Meeting Secretly With Iranian Foreign Minister In Germany...

In early January the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport.  The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of...
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Un Envoy Condemns Use Of Hunting Rifles Against Iraqi Protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles firing birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure they are not harmed.Iraq faces an extraordinary domestic crisis as nearly...
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Rockets Strike Near U.s. Embassy In Baghdad

BAGHDAD — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The attack...
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Remember When Iran Took Out Saddam Hussein's Navy In One Day—with American-made Jets?

Sebastien Roblin History, Middle East One of the most intense air battles since World War II. Key Point: In Operation Morvarid (“Pearl”) not only did they hope to take the Iraqi radars out of the picture but also Baghdad’s vital oil...
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Rockets Strike Near Us Embassy In Baghdad; No Injuries

U.S. and Iraqi officials say at least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone
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New Rocket Attacks Strike U.s. Military Base In Baghdad, ‘sirens Of Ambulances’ Reportedly...

Multiple explosions went off at a military base used by U.S. troops in Baghdad, Iraq, early on Sunday morning. The blasts were the result of a rocket attack against the base, which sits near the U.S. embassy in Iraq, according to an American...
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F-35 And F-15s: Learn How Israel Would Fight A War With Iran

Michael Peck Technology, Middle East Here's how it'd go down. Key Point: Israel has a missile system that can counter Iran. The Middle East is aflame from Baghdad to Gaza. But the most frightening conflict is one that is yet to happen. Though...
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'we Can't Control The Consequences': Misguided Trump Put Dc, Tehran 'close To A War' - Zarif

After Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani and senior members of the Iranian-backed militia in Iraq were assassinated at the behest of US President Donald Trump near Baghdad on 3 January, Tehran and Washington have reportedly been one step from...
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Surprise Snowfall Blankets Iraq

In Baghdad, families awoke to the first snow in more than a decade. In Mosul, the riverbanks were dusted white, and snowfall shrouded mounds of rubble that still clog a sector of the old city pulverized during the fight against the Islamic State.
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Iraqis Wake Up To Snow For First Time In Over A Decade

Iraqis in the capital of Baghdad have woken up to a sight not seen in over a decade: their city covered in snow
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Soleimani Could Have Killed American Generals, But Did Not - Iranian President Rouhani

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander was killed by a US airstrike on 3 January 2020 near Baghdad International Airport. Washington claimed that Soleimani was planning to organise an attack on Americans in Iraq amid an...
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Trump's Refusal To Leave Iraq Is A Violation Of International Law

Andrew G. Jones Security, Middle East Those are the facts. A US strike which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in January, and the counter-strike by the Iranian military on US targets in Iraq, raised serious questions about the...
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Us Senators Urge Twitter To Ban Iran's Ayatollah, Foreign Minister, Threaten Platform With Sanctions

The senators’ message comes amid continuing tensions between Tehran and Washington following the death of Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad and subsequent Iranian attacks on American military bases in...
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Iraqi Blocs Choose New Pm-designate After Weeks Of Jockeying

BAGHDAD — Former communications minister Mohammed Allawi was named prime minister-designate by rival Iraqi factions Saturday after weeks of political deadlock. The choice comes as the country weathers troubled times, including ongoing...
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Cbp Directs Officers To Perform Special Vetting For Iranian Travelers Entering Us – Report

The move comes amid an escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran since the beginning of January in the wake of the killing of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad and the following...
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Iraq Says U.s.-led Coalition Has Resumed Operations Against Isis

Joint operations were suspended after President Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Baghdad.
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To End Forever War, End The Dollar’s Global Dominance

Two days after a U.S. drone assassinated Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani outside the Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi parliament approved a nonbinding resolution to expel the American military from its country. It was not Iraq’s first...
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The Iran Illusion: The Threat To America's Security Comes From Great-power Problems, Not Tehran

Enea Gjoza Security, Middle East In the age of great-power competition, the Middle East is a distraction. In a missile strike in Baghdad this month, U.S. forces killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the architect of Iran’s regional...
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Mortar Attack Hits U.s. Embassy In Baghdad

We discuss the latest on a plane crash in Afghanistan and recent rocket attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
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