Iraqis Protest on Anniversary of Soleimani’s Assassination as Iran Warns U.S. May Be Planning Attack

HeadlineJan 04, 2021

In Iraq, thousands of protesters flooded Baghdad’s Tahrir Square Monday to mark the first anniversary of President Trump’s assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed in a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport. The protests came as Iranian leaders warned the Trump administration may be planning an attack before Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20. The U.S. has flown B-52 bombers over the Persian Gulf at least three times over the past month, and over the weekend the Pentagon reversed plans to withdraw the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier from the region.

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