The United States provided no evidence that its fatal January drone strike against General Suleimani was in response to an imminent threat, said a United Nations special rapporteur.
The family of Hisham al-Hashimi, an outspoken Iraqi security analyst who was assassinated in front of his home, held a funeral for him in Baghdad on Tuesday.
The analyst, Hisham al-Hashimi, was a proponent of government efforts to rein in the Islamic State and Iraq’s Shiite militias. Suspicion fell on both groups.
Ruhollah Zam once ran a popular news service that helped share information about the widespread protests in 2017. He had been exiled in France until October, when he traveled to Iraq and then disappeared.
A Tehran prosecutor said that Iran had asked for international help in detaining people involved in the drone strike that killed the powerful general.
Iraqi forces detained 14 members of the group, Khataib Hezbollah, to send a message that “no one is above the law.”
In one city ruined by war, even the stones seem to have voices. They tell the stories of people who can no longer speak for themselves.