An Iraqi security source: 8 people were killed in attack at the Baghdad airport
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Al Mayadeen banner states Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the head of the PMU, was targeted in the convoy that was hit by an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport
1 year ago
Debris of the cars that were targeted near Baghdad International Airport. Syrian pounds visible on the 2nd photo
Sources close to the PMU confirm that an aircraft targeted the official of the militia, Mohammed Reda Al-Jabri, two of his companions and 3 guests on the internal road to Baghdad International Airport
SecDef Esper: To Iran & its proxy militias: we will not accept continued attacks against our personnel & forces in the region. Attacks against us will be met with responses in the time, manner, & place of our choosing. We urge the Iranian government to end malign activities
: @SecPompeo "spoke today with the Speaker of Iraq's Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbousi. Secretary Pompeo expressed his appreciation for the condemnation of the Dec. 31 Iran-backed terrorist attack on US Embassy Baghdad issued by the Speaker & the Coalition of Iraqi Forces political bloc. The Secretary and the Speaker agreed that the Government of Iraq had an obligation to prevent further attacks against our diplomatic mission. The Secretary affirmed that we want an Iraq that is free, independent, and sovereign"
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Satellite images from today (2 January 2020) show the US airstrikes (29 December 2019) aftermath in AlQaim, Iraq, approx. 15 km South to Albukamal, Syria, where the Iranian crossing and "Imam Ali" military base are located
Per @EsperDoD, US has 60,000 troops in Middle East right now
US could send more forces to MiddleEast due to Iran threat "We'll take it day-by-day" per @EsperDoD. "We've alerted other forces" per @thejointstaff's Gen Mark Milley, - "There's a variety of forces that have been alerted & are prepared, if necessary"
A top Iranian commander said on Thursday that Iran was not moving toward a war but was not afraid of any conflict, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
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Najaf: The demonstrators chanted "Neither America nor Iran"
Al-Mayadeen reporter in Baghdad: U.S. helicopters overflew the Iranian embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad
Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 - 79km SW of Taybad, Iran
Pompeo: Spoke today with @IsraeliPM @netanyahu, who reaffirmed Israel's unwavering commitment to counter Iran and condemned the attack on our @USEmbBaghdad
Pompeo: Spoke today with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and thanked him for Qatar's solidarity in the face of Iran's malign regional influence, including the December 31 attack on the @USEmbBaghdad
: "Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the December 31 Iran-backed terrorist attack on U.S. Embassy Baghdad."
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale strikes eastern Iran
Iran summons Swiss envoy over US "warmongering statements"
Khamenei: A senior official of the country said a foreign politician said during the recent riots he had heard the stupid U.S. officials in Washington say happily, "Iran is done this time." He said when the events had finished, the Americans were very upset that it hadn't worked again
Pro Iranian militias ask it's supporters to leave the US embassy perimeters immediately - Statement
Khamenei: If the Islamic Republic decides to challenge & fight, it will do so unequivocally. We're not after wars, but we strongly defend the Iranian nation's interests, dignity, & glory. If anyone threatens that, we will unhesitatingly confront & strike them
Khamenei: Look at what the US is doing in Iraq & Syria. They're taking revenge on Hashd al-Sha'bi for defeating ISIS. Since Hashd crippled & destroyed ISIS -which the US had created- they're taking revenge. The Iranian govt & nation & I strongly condemn the US's malice
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei condemns the American attacks in Iraq
Khamenei: Delivering a speech in a few minutes, addressing a group of Iranian nurses on the National Day of Nurses and the birth anniversary of Lady Zeinab, making points on events in Baghdad, Iraq
Trump: We will hold Iran fully responsible for any human or material losses that occur as a result of storming the American embassy in Baghdad
: ..Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE. This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year
Khamenei: Unannounced visit with the parents of the Christian who was killed in Saddam's US-backed war against Iran NewYear
Iran rejects accusation of link to violent protests at US embassy in Iraq, as US deploys more forces to the area
Khamenei: Without a spirit of resistance against falsehood and endurance in the way of God a nation will perish. This does not mean perishing in appearances. That nation will lose its honor, dignity, independence, and self-reliance, and foreigners and invading powers will dominate them
: To those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don't want to be dominated and controlled by Iran, this is your time