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Iraq Hashed commander calls all fighters to 'be ready' after US strike

Iraq Hashed commander calls all fighters to 'be ready' after US strike

Armoured personnel carriers of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) pictured during their advance through Anbar province, east of the city of Rawah in the western desert bordering Syria, on Nov 25, 2017. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad AL-RUBAYE)

NAJAF, Iraq: A commander in Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi military force called its fighters to be on alert Friday (Jan 3) following a US strike that killed its deputy head and top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

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"All resistance fighters must be ready, as an upcoming conquest and a great victory await us," said Qais al-Khazali, the head of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, in a handwritten note seen by AFP.

Source: AFP/aa

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