Militia officials reported that a high-ranking commander from an Iran-backed group was killed on Thursday when an airstrike targeted their headquarters for logistical support in central Baghdad.
Iranian nuclear program
Thursday’s protest occurs as regional tensions continue to rise due to the Iranian nuclear program.war and fears that it could
The expansion extends to neighboring nations. It aligns with Iraqi leaders’ call for the withdrawal of US-led coalition troops from their country.
The Popular Mobilization Force – a coalition of militias that is nominally under the control of the Iraqi military – announced in a statement that its deputy head of operations in Baghdad, Mushtaq Taleb al-Saidi, or “Abu Taqwa,” had been killed “as a result of brutal American aggression.”
The leader of Hamas, Saleh Arouri, was killed.
When asked about Israel’s possible involvement in the Baghdad strike on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Israeli military chose not to respond.