Iraqi Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump over Soleimani Airstrike

Iraqi Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump over Soleimani Airstrike


A judge in a Baghdad investigative court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump for ordering the January 2020 airstrike that killed Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Soleimani was the head of the Quds Force, the foreign sabotage division of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Al-Muhandis was the founder of a Shiite militia group called Kataib Hezbollah (KH) and the deputy chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the name given to militia groups deputized by the Iraqi government to fight the Islamic State. 

Both the IRGC and KH are designated terrorist organizations. Soleimani and Muhandis were liquidated in a drone strike at the Baghdad airport while planning attacks on American personnel in Iraq, shortly after organizing an illegal assault on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and rocket attacks that killed an American civilian defense contractor named Nawres Hamid. Soleimani

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