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Iraqi cleric's supporters take to streets in call for removal of US troops

Moqtada al-Sadr aide calls for end to joint security deals and closure of airspace to US military

Thousands of supporters of the populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have gathered in Baghdad for a rally to demand the removal of US troops from the country, putting the protest-hit capital on edge.

The march rattled the separate, months-old protest movement that has gripped Baghdad and the Shia-majority south since October, demanding a government overhaul, early elections and more accountability.

Trump downplays brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran missile strike

‘I heard they had headaches … but it’s not very serious,’ Trump said after 11 service members were treated for concussion symptoms

Donald Trump has downplayed the brain injuries suffered by US personnel in Iran’s missile attacks on bases where they were stationed earlier this month, as the military announced additional troops were being flown from Iraq for treatment for possible injuries and that more may follow.

Pentagon causing toxic pollution by burning foam, campaigners say

Environmentalists say incinerating a vast stockpile of firefighting foam containing harmful PFAS is putting communities at risk

The Department of Defense is polluting the environment with toxic chemicals by continuing to incinerate a vast stockpile of firefighting foam in a move environmentalists say is in breach of new regulations.

US to expel a dozen Saudi trainees in wake of Florida naval base shooting

Trainees not involved in attack but reportedly accused of having extremist links or possessing child abuse images

The US will expel at least a dozen Saudi military students accused of extremist links and possessing child sexual abuse images, after an investigation into a shooting rampage by a Saudi officer in Florida, according to media reports.

Two US military service members killed in Afghanistan

  • Roadside bomb explosion seems certain to stall Taliban talks
  • Two US service members wounded, military says

Two US service members were killed and two injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the US military said on Saturday.

In keeping with defense department rules, the military did not identify the service members.

Killing Iran general delivered 'American justice', Trump tells rally

US president calls Qassem Suleimani a ‘blood-thirsty terror’ to cheers from crowd in first campaign rally of the year

President Donald Trump made the killing of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani a theme of his re-election campaign on Thursday, drawing cheers from thousands at a rally when he said the death saved lives and delivered “American justice”.