Qais al-Khazali (Left), Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (A.A.H.) commander sitting next to Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani. (Supplied)

January 3, 2020

A commander in Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military force called its fighters to be on alert Friday following a US strike that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani.

“All resistance fighters must be ready, as an upcoming conquest and a great victory await us,” said Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq Iran-backed Iraqi militia, in a handwritten note seen by AFP.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed the commander of its Quds Force foreign operations arm had been killed by US forces in Baghdad.

AFP

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