Arabic | Kurdish



Security forces open fire at protesters in Baghdad, Najaf

2019/11/30 | 20:36

(Iraq Now News)- Iraqi officials said two protesters had been shot dead and at least 26 wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq in continued unrest after Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation

Officials said at least 11 protesters were wounded near Baghdad’s Ahrar Bridge when security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

Protesters attempted to dismantle barricades preventing them from crossing the bridge leading to the heavily fortified Green Zone, where most government buildings and foreign embassies are based.

Iraq’s cabinet approved Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s resignation, a statement from his office said on Saturday, but parliament has yet to withdraw its support for the prime minister at a session on Sunday, making it official.

Security and hospital officials said a further two protesters were killed and 15 wounded early on Saturday by security forces who fired live rounds at them in the holy city of Najaf, in southern Iraq.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.Anti-government protests have gripped Iraq since October 1, when thousands took to the streets in Baghdad and the predominantly Shia south.

Iraq‘s semi-official Human Rights Commission said in a statement on Saturday that those responsible for the killings of protesters must be brought to justice and that it would gather evidence for prosecution.

Note: The post (Security forces open fire at protesters in Baghdad, Najaf) appeared first on (Baghdad Post) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Baghdad Post).










Trending Now


⋙ Oman Beat Kuwait 2-1 for First Gulf Cup Win

⋙ 3 protesters killed as Iraqi PM submits resignation

⋙ Barzani: changes in Iraq must consider all components' rights

⋙ Hundreds of Tunisian women march against gender-based violence after ‘MP masturbating suspect‘ walks free

⋙ Iraqi's PM Calls on Parliament to Accept His Resignation

Videos - Photos

⋙ VIDEO: Separate bombings in disputed Kirkuk leave at least 16 injured

⋙ Houthi forces shoot down Saudi Apache Helicopter: video

⋙ Jihadist rebels position heavy weapons near Turkish base in Idlib: photos


ISIS News

⋙ VIDEO: Separate bombings in disputed Kirkuk leave at least 16 injured

⋙ Houthi forces shoot down Saudi Apache Helicopter: video

⋙ Shadow of strife looms over Iraq's political crisis

⋙ Turkey repatriates 2 Belgian female ISIS suspects

⋙ ISIS attack in Kurdistan Region kills 3 and wounds 8, including children

⋙ Lebanon: Protesters block roads as petrol crisis deepens

⋙ US occupation of Syria’s oil fields is escalating crisis: Russia