Baghdad mourners gather for funeral of Iraqi militant killed in US drone strike

US claimed responsibility for Baghdad drone strike, saying it had killed Kataib Hezbollah commander responsible for attack that killed three US soldiers

A large crowd gathered in eastern Baghdad on Thursday for the funeral of Abu Bakr al-Saadi, who was killed the night before in a drone strike in a residential street in Baghdad.

Al-Saadi was a senior military commander with the Kataib Hizbullah, a prominent faction of the Iraqi Islamic Resistance with close political, religious and military ties to Iran.

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