Major crowds have gathered in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to denounce US military presence in the country after the US assassinated Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was second-in-command of the Iraq's PMU, in Baghdad earlier this month.
The US may send a Patriot missile system to Iraq after neighboring Iran launched a missile attack on American bases in the Arab country in retaliation for Washington's assassination of senior Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, according to US officials.
The US Central Command announced Tuesday that additional American forces serving at a base in Iraq that was hit by Iranian missiles earlier this month have been transported to a US medical facility in Germany for treatment.
Two Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks, Reuters reported.
In the eighth century BC, Assyrian King Sargon II ruled over a wealthy and powerful empire that included much of today’s Middle East and inspired fear among its neighbors. Now a team of Italian and Iraqi Kurdish archeologists working in northern Iraq have uncovered ten stone reliefs that adorned a sophisticated canal system dug into bedrock.
An Iraqi legislator has denounced President Donald Trump’s threats to impose sanctions on his country and demand billions of dollars in compensation if it expels US troops, stating that such policies are equal to “piracy.”
At least five members of an Izadi militia group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group have been killed when an unidentified aircraft struck their vehicle in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh.