The photo was originally snapped in 2015, but generated a lot of fanfare on social media on Tuesday.
The Iraqi military said a "Turkish aggression" conducted by an unmanned drone killed two Iraqi Border Guard commanders and their driver.
U.S. policy involving Russia and Iran in the Middle East has struggled for coherence for years. Now the two countries are drawing closer, in arenas from Aghanistan, to Syria, to Lybia.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the threat during a meeting with new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, urging Baghdad to expel U.S. troops from the country.
Videos and images from the scene showed security forces using what appeared to be tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators.
Iran, Iraq, Russia and Syria developed the Quadripartite Information Exchange Center to battle ISIS in 2015 and Tehran argues it's still needed today amid tensions between Baghdad and Washington.
People who do not agree with refugees may not realize that refugees are vulnerable, they are being forced to leave. Imagine living in a house, living normally and somebody comes in and says, "you need to leave within 24 hours".
Along the road I am always looking ahead, wondering whether each crumpled piece of trash is hiding a roadside bomb. I realize that were we to hit a landmine, it is likely that my bulletproof vest or helmet would not save me.
As the U.S. and Israel suggest Iran is backing down, the Islamic Republic is looking to boost its regional ties.
Some veterans are very good at returning to normal life, but for many, it's a struggle.
ISIS has staged resurgent strikes in Iraq and Syria as the two war-torn nations now dealt with heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, as well as the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout history, there have been various claims of people being struck and killed by meteorites.
Russia is attempting to expand its military influence in the Middle East as the United States' global posture faced additional strain from the coronavirus pandemic and rival forces.
Turkish and Turkey-backed forces targeted Kurdish positions in northern Iraq and Syria, even as the United Nations and French President Emmanuel Macron called for a global truce.
The United States has already strained its relationship with Iraq in a bid to pressure Iran, but the COVID-19 pandemic presents a new factor for potential miscalculation among rivals.
"It was like, 'oh s--- we got struck,'" one U.S. service member said. "We had to take our posture and then, we're watching Al Jazeera on the news 10 minutes later and...it wasn't what we thought it was."
Iraqi militia Usbat al-Thayireen warned President Donald Trump and U.S. forces "to leave vertically before we force them to leave horizontally."
Two more rockets were fired near Iraq's capital of Baghdad as the country braces for an escalation in the battle among U.S. troops and Shiite Muslim militias, with the threat of ISIS still looming.
"The government of Iraq expresses its condemnation, in the strongest possible terms, of those heinous American attacks and aggressions that violate the sovereignty of Iraq that violate international law," the letter said.
A visual reconstruction by Amnesty International and SITU Research found projectiles killed at least two dozen Iraqis since October 2019.
The U.S.-led coalition told Newsweek it "is re-positioning troops from a few smaller bases" in Iraq, where violence involving U.S. troops, militiamen and militants has recently escalated.
It was first reported by the Associated Press that two of the officials wounded in the attack were Iraqi troops. A spokesperson later confirmed three coalition troops were also wounded.
"You did not take out leaders, you did not take out depots, you took out average joes," an Iraqi official told Newsweek in the wake of deadly U.S. strikes met with outrage.
Iraq's military said U.S. strikes "targeted the Iraqi military establishment and violate the principle of partnership and alliance between the Iraqi security forces and the parties that planned and carried out this treacherous attack."
The Pentagon "conducted defensive precision strikes against Kata'ib Hizbollah (KH) facilities across Iraq" where the Popular Mobilization Forces accused the U.S. of violating the country's sovereignty.
"We believe that it is the most appropriate time to resume national and popular jihadi operations to expel the evil aggressors from the land of the holy shrines," Kataib Hezbollah said, without directly claiming responsibility for the attack.
"Three Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taji," the U.S.-led coalition said amid reports afterward of airstrikes against positions in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border.
As the U.S. military prepares to send defenses to Iraq, neighboring Iran has unveiled its new Raad-500 short-range ballistic missile, said to be lighter and longer-range than its predecessors.
A new report tallies up the material losses of the war, but the damage to Iraqi moral and earthly heritage is impossible to quantify.