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Suleimani Killing Sparks Fear of War and Economic Turmoil

Oil markets expect escalation in wake of U.S. strike on Iranian general. BY KEITH JOHNSON, LARA SELIGMAN | JANUARY 3, 2020, 7:43 AM Crude oil prices soared after Iran vowed “harsh retaliation” for a Friday morning U.S. airstrike that killed ...
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US strike on Iran’s Soleimani saved hundreds of American lives, disrupted attacks in three countries: State Dept.

As published by ABC News By Conor Finnegan President Donald Trump's decision to authorize the killing of Iran's top general came after new U.S. intelligence showed an "imminent" threat to U.S. personnel in three Middle Eastern countries, according to senior ...
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Iran’s “2nd Most Popular Man” is Dead

As published by ABC News START HERE President Trump authorizes an airstrike near the Baghdad airport, killing one of Iran's most prominent commanders. Australian communities are being pushed off their land and into the ocean, as wildfires merge to form ...
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US prepares for potential Iranian escalation and Iraq expulsion

As published by Al-Monitor by Jack Detsch The Donald Trump administration and American partners are bracing for potential Iranian attacks throughout the Middle East after a Pentagon strike killed paramilitary leader Qasem Soleimani on Friday. Former US officials said the ...
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Iraqi protesters advance on US embassy to protest airstrikes

As published by ABC News on MSN Hundreds of angry protesters have advanced on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to protest the deadly U.S. airstrikes this week. Dozens of protesters entered the embassy compound, where they hurled water bottles at ...
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Pentagon expects to deploy troops to Mideast after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy, torch guardhouse to protest airstrikes

As published by ABC News Conor Finnegan,Guy Davies,Elizabeth McLaughlinandMarc Nathanson An infantry battalion of about 750 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division has been authorized to deploy to the Middle East "immediately," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement ...
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Marines sent to bolster security after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy, torch guardhouse to protest airstrikes

As published by WFIN CT757fan/iStock(BAGHDAD) — Hundreds of protesters, fomented by pro-Iranian militias and seemingly permitted by Iraqi security forces, have attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to protest recent deadly U.S. airstrikes against an Iranian-backed militia. The ...
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US: Strikes on Kata’ib Hizbollah aim to deter Iranian aggression

As published by Kurdistan 24 by Laurie Mylroie WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – US officials repeatedly affirmed on Monday that Sunday’s strikes against five targets of the Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, Kata’ib Hizbollah, were a defensive action that sought to protect ...
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Video shows aftermath of US strike in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate

As published by Channel 11 Eyewitness News by Elizabeth McLaughlin Aerial footage released by the Pentagon showed the aftermath of at least one of the American strikes on an Iranian-backed group operating in Iraq over the weekend, as concern grew ...
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Video shows aftermath of US strike on Iran-backed group in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate

As published by ABC News by Elizabeth McLaughlinandConor Finnegan Aerial footage released by the Pentagon showed the aftermath of at least one of the American strikes on an Iranian-backed group operating in Iraq over the weekend, as concern grew Monday ...
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