Iraq frees pro-Iran fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released on Monday, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.


Counter-terrorism forces detained 14 members of Kataeb Hezbollah late Thursday for allegedly planning a rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone, where the US and other embassies as well as state buildings are located.


But the accused were soon handed over to the Hashed al-Shaabi, the umbrella...