Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis died in a drone attack ordered by the president of the United States.
A court in Baghdad has released an arrest warrant for the U.S. As part of an investigation into the killing of a top Iraqi paramilitary leader, President Donald Trump. Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Hashed al-Shaabi, Iraq’s predominantly pro-Iranian paramilitary network, died in the same U.S. drone strike that killed famed Iranian General Qassem Suleimani last January 3 at Baghdad airport. To the U.N. “Agnès Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or unlawful executions, has called the twin killings “arbitrary” and “illegal.” Back in June, Iran issued an arrest warrant for Trump and requested Interpol to forward it to other police departments around the world as a “red alert,” a request that has not yet been fulfilled. The court claimed that the preliminary investigation is complete, but “the investigation continues to expose the other culprits in this crime, be they Iraqis or foreigners. “In the run-up to the twin killings’ anniversary on Sunday, pro-Iranian groups stepped up their rhetoric against Washington and Iraqi officials alleged to have collaborated with them.