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The rocket was fired from Baghdad's eastern district and hit an empty building inside the heavily fortified green zone, which also houses other diplomatic compounds in Iraq.
Despite opposition from militia supported and directed by Iran to Kadhimi, the Iraqi Parliament ignored it and went ahead with the appointment.
There are striking similarities between current ISIS attacks and developments and events that happened in 2013-14 when it seized territories in Iraq and Syria.
The new escalation is largely driven by Iran’s ongoing imperative to carve out some breathing space from the suffocating US economic sanctions.
Some leaders are looking to exploit the virus as a distraction that allows them to advance goals like cracking down on dissent.
Iraq is reeling from effects of coronavirus crisis & political paralysis & can’t bear the huge economic burden imposed by Saudi prince’s impetuousness.
The protesters may have ceded center stage today, but they are determined to reclaim the public square in the weeks ahead.
Pompeo said he’s had some 50 phone calls with Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish leaders in Iraq since Soleimani's killing and suggested the public outcry from the country’s senior leadership wasn’t genuine.
The fact that no Americans were killed in the missile attacks will do little to quench the bloodlust of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei over Gen Soleimani's assassination.
Iran fired at the al-Asad and Erbil US air bases in Iraq, escalating an already tense situation that began last week after Iranian Gen Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike.