ISTANBUL

An Iraqi commander on Friday called on all national forces in the country to unite against the U.S., following the killing of an Iranian top commander in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq’s capital Bagdad.

Hadi Al-Amiri, the commander of Badr Organization affiliated with Hashd al-Shaabi — an Iran-backed militant group, known also as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

Al-Amiri’s statement came following the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force and Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi.

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