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Iraq Protest: Protests after Sadr’s political exit, atleast 20 dead

Iraq Protest: Iraq’s capital Baghdad erupted on Monday following the resignation of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadar. Protests started being held here and on seeing it, heavy violence erupted. At least 20 people have been reported dead and 300 injured in violence between al-Sadr supporters and security forces. Throughout the night, rockets have been fired in the area in the Green Zone of Baghdad.

It is being told that after al-Sadr announced his retirement from politics in Iraq, his supporters took to the streets and started protests. Meanwhile, pro-Iran organizations also attacked, after which the protesters turned violent. In view of the tense atmosphere, curfew has to be imposed in the whole of Iraq and the army has been deployed in every corner of the city.

Iraqi Katyusha rockets fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad. The sounds of explosions are coming from Baghdad. There is also news of a rocket falling near the US Embassy. There are reports of rocket attacks in the Central Zone area of ​​Baghdad. Not only this, the protesters also entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Baghdad.

During this, terrorists of both the groups also came face to face and the commander of Iraqi Shia militant organization Abu Azrael, also known as Rambo of Iraq, was seen firing a terrorist of Iran-backed terrorist organization ‘Saraya as-Salaam’ at his house. At the same time, the al-Sadr-backed militant group Saraya es-Salaam also set fire to the Baghdad and Basra headquarters of the Iran-backed Shia extremist group al-Haq. After which high flames of fire were seen rising from there.

Throughout the night, soldiers stationed on armored vehicles were seen patrolling the streets, even the supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr did not back down. The situation became such that the entire city came under the grip of violence. Earlier, the protesters had taken over the entire city and arson was started in many places. They started demanding the dissolution of the Parliament there by blocking the roads. At the same time, some supporters of Al Sadr were also seen having fun in the swimming pool built inside the president.

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