January 3, 2020 / 7:49 AM / 2 months ago

Iraqi militia commander orders fighters to prepare for battle -local TV

BAGHDAD, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Iran-backed Iraqi militia commander Qais al-Khazali ordered on Friday his fighters to be on high alert for an upcoming battle and said that U.S. military presence in Iraq would end soon,.

“All fighters should be on high alert for upcoming battle and great victory. The price for the blood for the martyred commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis is the complete end to American military presence in Iraq,” local TV channel al-Ahd which is close to his Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia quoted him as saying. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Maha El Dahan)

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