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US drone strike in Baghdad kills high-ranking militia leader linked to attacks on American troops

Feb. 07, 2024 21:57 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. drone strike blew up a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing a high-ranking commander of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia who is responsible for “directly planning and participating in attacks” on American troops in the region, the U.S. military said...

US drone strike targeted heads of Iran-backed militia in Baghdad, officials say. The group says a commander was killed

Feb. 07, 2024 15:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US drone strike targeted heads of Iran-backed militia in Baghdad, officials say. The group says a commander was killed.

Airstrike in central Baghdad kills Iran-backed militia leader as regional tensions escalate

Jan. 04, 2024 14:44 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike on the headquarters of an Iran-backed militia in central Baghdad on Thursday killed a high-ranking militia commander, militia officials said. Thursday’s strike comes amid mounting regional tensions fueled by the Israel-Hamas war and fears that it...

Bombings hit event for Iran's Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a shadowy figure slain in 2020 US drone strike

Jan. 04, 2024 13:22 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranians backing the country's theocracy, whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergymen, Gen. Qassem Soleimani represented a popular figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and...

Results in Iraqi provincial elections show low turnout and benefit established parties

Dec. 19, 2023 13:32 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s first provincial elections in a decade saw a relatively low turnout and largely benefitted traditional parties, according to results announced Tuesday by the country’s election authorities. The Independent High Electoral Commission said some 41% of...

A boycott call and security concerns mar Iraq's first provincial elections in a decade

Dec. 18, 2023 06:47 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad’s streets were nearly empty on Monday, the main day of polling in the country’s first provincial elections in a decade, which are boycotted by an influential political bloc and marred by scattered violence and allegations of irregularities. The vote to...

Voter apathy and concerns about violence mark Iraq's first provincial elections in a decade

Dec. 16, 2023 14:32 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis began voting for the first time in a decade Saturday to select new provincial council members, who in turn will appoint governors, with the outcome seen as a bellwether for the parliamentary election due to take place in 2025. Saturday’s vote was restricted...

Today in History: December 15, the Bill of Rights takes effect

Dec. 15, 2023 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2023. There are 16 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following...