The Iraqi government announced the nomination of the leader of the "Badr Organization" and the "Al-Fath" coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, for the post of deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, to succeed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was killed with the commander of the Iranian "Quds" Corps Qassem Soleimani in a US raid in the capital Baghdad.
Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, the military spokesman for the head of the caretaker government, the commander-in-chief of Iraq, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, said in statements reported by the official Iraqi news agency that "the crowd has nominated the leader of the Al-Fath coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, for the position of vice president of the authority," adding that accepting his candidacy. Almost settled.
The PMF factions follow the government under legal amendments that took place in Iraq, so Abd al-Mahdi, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, is concerned with appointing a replacement for the engineer.
Al-Amiri is considered one of the most prominent leaders of the PMF, and has close links with Iran, like the engineer. Al-Amiri was in a strong friendship with Qasim Soleimani, dating back to the days of their fighting within the Iranian army during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988).