The Iraq Report: Botched assassination sparks fears of chaos

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has survived an attempt on his life after suspected Shia militias launched a drone strike on his official residence in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad early on Sunday morning. While the prime minister emerged unscathed and later gave a public address decrying the attack and calling for dialogue, the attack itself has been viewed as a deadly message designed to re-establish Shia militia dominance after they were trounced in last month’s elections. Meanwhile, the winner of the largest number of seats in the highly unpopular vote, Moqtada al-Sadr, continues in…

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