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Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has urged his supporters to withdraw from the Green Zone, where they have traded heavy fire with security forces in a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis gripping the nation.
The death toll from clashes between supporters of the Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the security forces over the Sadr’s announcement of quitting politics has reached 30, a medical source confirmed.
An Iraqi political analyst says the “withdrawal” of the leader of the country’s Sadr bloc from politics is an attempt to attract public support to exert pressure on the federal court to dissolve the parliament.
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has urged his supporters to continue their sit-in inside the parliament in Baghdad until his demands, including the dissolution of parliament and the holding of early elections, are met.
Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have vowed to continue to remain inside the Iraqi parliament after they breached Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" and occupied the country’s legislature for a second time in days.
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent attack in Dohuk province in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan which left at least nine civilians dead, including women and children.
Iraq’s foreign minister says Turkey has violated the Arab country’s sovereignty more than 22,700 times since 2018 and the foreign ministry has sent 296 notes of protest to Ankara over the attacks.
Baghdad has filed an official complaint at the United Nations Security Council against Ankara, following a fatal strike on a tourist resort in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region blamed on Turkey. Iraq has also recalled its ambassador to protest what it calls Turkey's aggression.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has called for an urgent investigation into the deadly shelling of the Iraqi Kurdistan's Dohuk region.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has declared Thursday a national day of mourning after nine civilians lost their lives in an artillery attack on a park in the Kurdistan region blamed on Turkey.
Turkish air attacks have killed eight tourists in northern Iraq and wounded more than 20, local officials and the Iraqi army confirmed. Ankara has denied any involvement in the deadly attack.
The director of Iraq’s al-Ittihad Strategic Research Center has said connecting the country to Saudi Arabia’s electricity network will not solve any problem and it’s only a political move to distance Iraq from Iran.
Iraqi security forces announced the arrest of ‘the most dangerous Daesh terrorist’, on the run for the last seven years. He was nabbed on the border of Diyala Province and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has thanked Iraq after its parliament criminalized any effort to normalize ties with the Israeli regime.
Iraqi lawmakers have approved a draft bill banning any normalization of ties with the Zionist regime.
A spokesman for the Iraqi armed forces has said the country’s army has managed to dismantle a cell belonging to the Daesh terrorist group that is known as “Dijla Province” killing dozens of operatives.
The Iraqi Army and the forces of the Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, have launched a massive operation in the country’s Western al-Anbar Province to clear the region of Daesh terrorists.
The military operation of Turkey’s armed forces in northern Iraq threatens the national security of the Arab country, a statement by Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office said on Tuesday. Ankara launched a new military campaign against Kurdish forces in the north of the Middle Eastern state on Sunday evening.
The Turkish military operation in northern Iraq, which was launched on Sunday, has achieved all its initial objectives, Turkey’s defense ministry announced on Monday. Ankara says it is targeting Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan.