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Thousands Mourn Iranian General As Region Braces For Revenge

(AP) — Thousands of militiamen and other supporters chanting “America is the Great Satan” marched in a funeral procession in Baghdad for Iran’s top ...
General Qasem Soleimani Protest-PNNIY
Thousands Mourn Iranian General As Region Braces For Revenge

(AP) — Thousands of militiamen and other supporters chanting “America is the Great Satan” marched in a funeral procession in Baghdad for Iran’s top general, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike.

The region braced for Iran to fulfill its vows to avenge the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, but it was unclear when or how it might respond.

Soleimani was the mastermind of Iran’s regional security strategy and was killed Friday alongside senior Iraqi militants near Baghdad’s airport.

As the region awaits Iran’s response, all eyes are on Iraq, where America and Iran have competed for influence since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.