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U.S. Strike in Iraq Kills Senior Figure of Kata’ib Hezbollah

HeadlineFeb 08, 2024

In news from Iraq, the United States has assassinated a senior commander of the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia. A U.S. drone attack in Baghdad reportedly killed Abu Baqir al-Saadi and two other members of the Iran-aligned group, which the U.S. believes was involved in the recent drone strike on a base in Jordan that killed three American troops. The government of Iraq condemned the U.S. drone strike as a “clear aggression and violation of Iraqi sovereignty.”

Meanwhile, Israel attacked the Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack killed 10 people, including at least six civilians.

In other news from the region, Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed it will not establish diplomatic relations with Israel until an independent Palestinian state is recognized.

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