Effects of war between Israel and Hamas are felt in Iraq : State of the World from NPR The war in Gaza is creating tensions across the Middle East. Nowhere more so than Iraq, where Iran-backed militias are attacking US bases and forcing a dangerous confrontation. We hear about it from our correspondent in Baghdad.

Rising Mideast Tension Could Force the U.S. Out of Iraq

Rising Mideast Tension Could Force the U.S. Out of Iraq

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Members of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), carry the coffin of Abu Baqr al-Saadi, a prominent leader in the Kataeb Hezbollah, who was killed in a strike carried out a day earlier by an American drone that targeted his car in a vital neighborhood in Baghdad, during his funeral in Baghdad on Feb. 8. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), carry the coffin of Abu Baqr al-Saadi, a prominent leader in the Kataeb Hezbollah, who was killed in a strike carried out a day earlier by an American drone that targeted his car in a vital neighborhood in Baghdad, during his funeral in Baghdad on Feb. 8.

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The war in Gaza is creating tensions across the Middle East. Nowhere more so than Iraq, where Iran-backed militias are attacking US bases and forcing a dangerous confrontation. We hear about it from our correspondent in Baghdad.