The base has been attacked a dozen times by rockets fired by pro-Iranian militias and three coalition personnel were killed there in March.
Everything about Kadhimi’s past suggests a man imbued with generous humanitarian instincts, an upholder of social justice, utterly opposed to repressive dictatorship.
On May 7, the Iraqi parliament swore in Mustafa al-Kadhimi as its new prime minister. Iraqi officials are hopeful his leadership will bring stability to the region and curtail months of protests.
Different units are increasingly divided between those who want to play a role in Iran’s regional strategy and those who want to be a more local Iraqi force.
Unlike days of Saddam Hussein, players no longer fear punishment for poor performance – let alone political expression
The Al-Hurra network has been taken down by the Iraqi government, which claims it was due to a misleading report it had aired. Though the possibility exists something more elaborate is taking place
Iranian state-media said on Friday that Iran's vice-consul in Najaf visited the woman to apologize for the police's behavior.
Popular Mobilization Forces also charge US with green-lighting alleged Israeli strikes.
The incident is one of the most serious in recent months targeting an areas where US forces are present in Iraq.