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Sunday's rally was being held amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the final days of President Donald Trump’s administration.
Iran-backed militia threatens escalation after Iraqi security raids group suspected of rocket attacks against US forces
A powerful Iran-backed militia said Wednesday there would be “escalation” if Iraq’s prime minister continues to clamp down on armed groups, as tensions spiked following the killing of a prominent analyst, pitting the state against rogue elements.
Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. presence in Iraq, the Iraqi military said Friday — the strongest action to date by the new government in Baghdad against perpetrators suspected of ties to Iran.
Nearly three dozen rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad on Saturday, Iraqi officials say.
By Howard Altman, Diana Stancy Correll and Shawn Snow