BAGHDAD - An Iraqi militia that carried out some of the most prominent attacks on foreigners during the Iraq war on Thursday threatened US interests in the country over an anti-Islam film that has triggered protests in Libya, Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere.

"The offense caused to the messenger (Prophet Mohammad) will put all American interests in danger and we will not forgive them for that," Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Asaib al-Haq militia, said.

The threat followed Tuesday night's storming of the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the US ambassador and three other staff were killed.

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