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Iraqi judiciary releases PMU leader, citing lack of evidence

The commander of an Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit accused of involvement in murder was released June 9 after the court said it failed to find sufficient evidence.
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Qassim Musleh, the commander of the Shiite-led Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) for Iraq’s western Anbar region, was released  June 9 after being held for almost two weeks under the country’s antiterrorism law.

Later in the day, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Ismail Ghaani, arrived in Baghdad for talks of an unspecified nature. In the evening, three rockets hit the Balad air base, according to the Iraqi Security Media Cell.

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