Thousands of Iraqis mark anniversary of top Iranian general's death

Thousands of Iraqis on Sunday commemorated the first anniversary of the assassinations of a top Iranian general and a leader of a powerful Iraqi Shiite militia by a US airstrike. Last year’s US strike near Baghdad airport killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi militia, along with several other Iran-allied militiamen. Streets leading to central Baghdad’s Tahrir Square were packed with thousands of protesters who converged on the site since the early morning. The protesters raised pictures of Soleima…

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