Iraq Militia Defends Official Who Fought ISIS, Mistaken for Supporter by US

"It arouses dissaproval to classify as terrorists those who faced terrorism and made tremendous sacrifices and fought the fiercest battles on behalf of the world in order to defeat the most powerful dark and extremist force," the head of Popular Mobilization Forces said in a statement to Newsweek.

Middle East on Edge for Anniversary of US Killing of Soleimani

Iranian, Israeli and Iraqi officials offered Newsweek diverging opinions about Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and his explosive killing, but all were prepared for the possibility of conflict as a result of soaring tensions one year later.