A Drone Attack Raises the Stakes of Iraq’s Post-Election Standoff

Demonstrators protest the Oct. 10 parliamentary vote outside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2021 (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed).
Demonstrators protest the Oct. 10 parliamentary vote outside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2021 (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed).
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