Qais al-Khazaali, who heads the Iran-backed militia, issued a threat to Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi days before an attempt on his life.
Hizbullah 'continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organisations' and poses a 'real' and 'credible' threat, the Australian home affairs minister said.
Leaders of Iran-backed militias issued threats against Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi hours before the attack, which used explosives-laden drones -- a new hallmark for Iranian-linked groups.
As he attended the protests in Baghdad in 2019, Ihsan Ashour was blindfolded and driven to Iran, where he was beaten, choked and electrocuted.
As Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to engage in dialogue with Iraqi mediation, Kataib Hizbullah threatens to derail any potential progress.
At least 11 were killed and 13 wounded in an attack Tuesday on a village in Diyala province, home to many members of the security services.
ISIS claimed the bombing that killed at least 320 people in an incident described as one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq in over a decade.
Militia leader Qais al-Khazaali has been flouting orders from Iran as the so-called 'axis of resistance' is cracking under the strain of conflicts over money, influence and leadership.
The extremist group's revival is not inevitable, say analysts, and could be slowed or even halted by political stability in Yemen and an end to war.
With its message of support for the Taliban, al-Qaeda has given an early signal that it will attempt to build on its historic ties with the group.