Thousands rally in Baghdad a year since Iran general’s killing

Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a US drone strike. The killing of general Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in 2020 pushed Tehran and Washington perilously close to all-out conflict and sparked outrage in Iraq, leading parliament to pass a non-binding resolution days later calling for the expulsion of all foreign troops.