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Iraq courtroom points warrant for Trump over militia chief killing
By Xinhua


Friday, January 08, 2021, 00:04
By Xinhua

On this Jan 17, 2020 file picture, launched by the official web site of the workplace of the Iranian supreme chief, worshippers chant slogans throughout Friday prayers ceremony, as a banner present Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, left, and Iraqi Shi’ite senior militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who have been killed in Iraq in a US drone assault on Jan 3, 2020, at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran. (OFFICE OF THE IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER VIA AP)

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi courtroom issued Thursday an arrest warrant for outgoing US President Donald Trump over the killing of deputy chief of the Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces in January 2020.

“A decide in Baghdad’s al-Rusafa courtroom in control of investigating the killing of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq’s paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces, issued an arrest warrant towards the US President Donald Trump,” the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council mentioned in an announcement.

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The decide issued the warrant after listening to the complaints of al-Muhandis’ relations and the completion of the preliminary investigation procedures, in accordance with the assertion.

“Investigation procedures are persevering with to seek out out the opposite individuals in committing this crime, whether or not they’re Iraqis or foreigners,” the assertion added.

On Jan 3, 2020, a US drone attacked a convoy close to Baghdad Worldwide Airport that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Power of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Hashd Shaabi forces. 

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