Deputy head of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was killed in a drone strike by the US inside Iraq last year, along with top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Iran has also issued a similar warrant against Trump and 47 other Americans
Thousands of protesters gathered at Tahrir square in Baghdad after marching to the highway leading to the airport where Soleimani and Muhandis were killed last year. They demanded the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
After increasing its military presence in the region in the last few weeks the US flew two of its B-52 bombers above the Persian Gulf on Tuesday
Militias point to the Iraqi parliament’s resolution which called for the expulsion of foreign troops from Iraq, adding that the US troops are “not welcome in the country”
The US administration of Donald Trump has attempted to portray the move as the fulfilment of one of his central electoral promises before the upcoming presidential elections in the US, scheduled in November
The report by Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, is due to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday
The presidential veto is set to be challenged in the US Congress, where the resolution would require a two-thirds majority in both houses to override the veto
The missiles have been deployed to Ain al-Assad and Erbil bases in Iraq, both of which recently suffered missile and rocket attacks. Iran has condemned the deployment as a bid to increase tensions in west Asia
We look at the history of the invasion even as US troops withdraw from certain bases.
The K1 base in northern Iraq is the third base vacated by the US and NATO coalition forces this month. The troops will now be deployed at bases in Baghdad and the nearby Ain al-Asad air base
It has been 17 years since the United States of America invaded Iraq. We talk to NewsClick Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha about the changing matrix of the geo-strategy and war in West Asia.
The status of the US and NATO coalition forces in Iraq has changed drastically post the targeted assassination of Popular Mobilisation Forces commander al-Muhandis and Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the US in January