Any al Qaeda-inspired organization is made up of Islamic supremacist. As such they are intolerant of anyone who does not accept their weird religious beliefs. They may not current ambitions for hitting the continental US, but they are enemies of our allies in the region and our interest in the region. It is a mistake to downplay their ideology.
Daily Mail: High-level pro-Iran militia commander is assassinated in Iraq by unknown gunmen
High-level Popular Mobilization Forces leader Taleb Abbas Ali al-Saedi was shot dead late on Saturday in Karbala, a city about 62 miles southwest of Baghdad.
Iranian influence in Iraq appears to be in trouble as those of its backers who did not flee already face death threats. The Iranian regime is having a bad week. I suspect that the resistance to Iran has stiffened since Trump took action against the regimes terror master.