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The U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, has caused shock and confusion among the ranks of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq. That’s according to Radio Sawa correspondent Saleem Al-Abbasi. Speaking to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague on January 3, Al-Abbasi doubted that anyone could replace Soleimani or match his influence among militia groups in the region.
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[1] Analysis: Iraqi Shi'ite Militias 'Shocked' By Soleimani's Killing ➤