Violence In Iraq: In Iraq, when Muktada al-Sadr announced to leave politics, violence started throughout the country. So far 23 people have died in the violence. More than 300 people are also reported to be injured.
Like Sri Lanka, the situation in Iraq has become chaotic. Angered by the lack of a break in the political deadlock, Shia cleric Muktada al-Sadr announced on Monday that he would quit politics. Following this announcement, the army imposed a curfew, but supporters of al-Sadr took to the street. During this violent clashes broke out between the security forces and the protesters.
Thousands of Sadr’s supporters stormed the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Republic Palace). To stop the security forces first fired tear gas shells and also fired, but they did not listen. During this 20 people died, while more than 300 people were injured. According to media reports, Shia cleric Muktada al-Sadr has announced a hunger strike until the violence and use of weapons stop.
Rockets were also fired at the presidential residence and government buildings.
Iraqi Katyusha rockets fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad. The sounds of explosions are coming in Baghdad. There is also news of a rocket falling near the US Embassy. You can guess how much the situation has deteriorated in such a way that rockets have also been fired at Baghdad’s presidential residence and government buildings. There are reports of rocket attacks in the Central Zone area of Baghdad.
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Why the bad atmosphere in Iraq?
A deadlock has been going on for the past one month over the formation of a new government in Iraq. Supporters of the Shia cleric are agitating to tackle decades of conflict and corruption in Iraq. Shia clerics were in favor of ending the influence of America and Iran on Iraqi politics. He was in favor of the demand for early elections by dissolving the Parliament. Meanwhile, he announced to leave politics. At the same time, violent clashes are going on between his supporters and security forces. So far 23 people have lost their lives in this and more than 300 people are reported to be injured.
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