Thousands mourn Iranian general as region braces for revenge

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QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of militiamen and other supporters chanting "America is the Great Satan" marched in a funeral procession Saturday in Baghdad for Iran's top general after he was killed in a U.S. airstrike, as the region braced for the Islamic Republic to fulfill its vows of revenge. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force and mastermind of its regional security strategy, was killed early Friday near the Baghdad international airport along with senior Iraqi militants in an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. The attack has caused regional tensions to soar and tested the U.S. alliance with Iraq. Iran has vowed harsh retaliation, raising fears of an all-out war, but it's unclear how or when it mig
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