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Iraqi militias

Watch: Posters of Soleimani, al-Mohandes hoisted inside Iraq’s parliament

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Large posters and banners of slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani were hoisted inside the halls of the Iraqi parliament ahead of preparations to mark the one-year-anniversary of his assassination by US forces, according to a video being shared online.

According to parliamentary sources, Iraqi MPs plan to hold a memorial to mark the one-year anniversary of Soleimani’s death alongside Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes who were both killed on Jan. 3, 2020.

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The sources added that official invitations were sent out to a large number of Iraqi politicians and party leaders, led by pro-Iran parties in Iraq’s parliament under the al-Fateh Alliance umbrella led by Hadi al-Amiri.

The Iraqi parliament voted in January to expel US troops following the killing of Iranian commander Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes after a targeted US airstrike.

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