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New Air Strike on Pro-Iran Convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani Funeral

A fresh air strike hit pro-Iran fighters in Iraq early Saturday, as fears grew of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran a day after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian general.

The killing of Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday was the most dramatic escalation yet in spiralling tensions between Iran and the United States, which pledged to send more troops to the region -- even as President Donald Trump insisted he did not want war.

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Gulf Allies of U.S. Fear Reprisals after Soleimani Killing

America's allies in the Gulf could be on the front line of Iranian reprisals after the assassination of military commander Qasem Soleimani inflamed fears of a disastrous escalation, analysts say.

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EU Says Iraq Cycle of Violence Must Stop before It 'Spirals Out of Control'

The current cycle of violence in Iraq must be stopped before it "spirals out of control," European Foreign Minister Josep Borrell warned Friday, after the US killed a top Iranian in Baghdad.

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Yemen Rebels Urge 'Swift Reprisals' for Soleimani Killing

Yemen's pro-Tehran rebels, who control the capital Sanaa, called Friday for "swift reprisals" for the killing of senior Iranian commander Major General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. strike in Baghdad.

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Airlines Suspend Flights to Baghdad over Security Concerns

Two Middle East airlines suspended flights to the Iraqi capital Friday as a protective measure after the U.S. killed a top Iranian commander in an air strike near Baghdad's airport.

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U.S. Deploying Up to 3,500 Troops to Mideast after Soleimani Killing

The U.S. is deploying up to 3,500 more troops to the Middle East in a show of force, a Pentagon official said Friday, after an American drone killed a top Iranian general.

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Pentagon Says 'Precision Drone Strike' Killed Soleimani

A U.S. drone carried out a "precision strike" to kill senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on Friday, a U.S. defense official told AFP. 

"A precision drone strike hit two vehicles at Baghdad airport," the official said. 

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Israel on Alert for Fallout after U.S. Killing of Soleimani

Israel held emergency security talks Friday and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a foreign visit as the Jewish state braced itself for fallout from the assassination of a top Iranian military commander in a U.S. air strike.

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State Department Tells US Citizens to Leave Iraq

The State Department on Friday told US citizens to leave Iraq "immediately," after an American strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.

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Syria Regime Condemns Iraq Strike, Opposition Rejoices

The Syrian government on Friday condemned the killing of top Iranian and Iraqi commanders in a US strike which was hailed by the opposition.

The strike outside Baghdad airport killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and the deputy chief of Iraq's pro-Iran paramilitary organisation, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

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