Iraq army official condemns U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Iran-backed militia commander: “Blatant assassination”

Iraqi officials on Thursday condemned an overnight U.S. drone strike in Baghdad that killed a senior commander of the Iran-backed militia suspected of carrying out the attack on a U.S. base in Jordan that killed three American troops. A spokesperson for the Iraqi Armed Forces called the strike a “blatant assassination” and said it was…

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Iran-backed group claims strike on Syria base used by U.S. as Israel-Hamas war fuels risky tit-for-tat

Erbil, Iraq — An Iran-backed militia group in Iraq claimed responsibility Monday for a drone strike against a base in eastern Syria used by U.S. troops that killed six American-allied Kurdish fighters. The attack, which caused no American casualties, appeared to be the first significant response from what the U.S. calls Iran’s proxy groups to…

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