Iraqi armed factions called on Tuesday for an urgent meeting to face “the war against the resistance,” after a US strike on Baghdad last week killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders.

“We will regroup the forces of the resistance in a single entity to respond to Washington,” said Nasr al-Shammary, deputy head of the Harakat al-Nujaba group.

Nujaba, backed by Iran and fiercely opposed to the United States, is one of the most hardline factions of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military network, which has been incorporated into the state.