24 February 2020
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Iraq: PMF Names Muhandis’ Successor Monday, 24 February 2020 19:13

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) named Abdulaziz al-Mohammedawi as its new deputy commander following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis alongside the head of Iran’s al-Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani, in a US drone strike in Baghdad in January. PMF official Abu Ali al-Basri announced on Friday the appointment of Mohammedawi, aka 'Abu Fadak' and 'the Uncle', who was a top commander of Iraq’s Hezbollah Brigades. He worked with Soleimani while he was organizationally linked with al-Badr Organization in…
Thousands of Iraqi Kurds Saturday rallied against poor public services and "corruption" among the ruling elite in their autonomous region, an AFP correspondent said. The rallies led by the New Generation movement, an opposition party, came amid ongoing protests since October in Baghdad and Iraq's south demanding an overhaul of the federal government. "Public services quickly," read another. The autonomous Kurdish region, which initially saw an economic boom when the rest of the country descended into violence after the 2003…
CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals for three days from Thursday amid fears of the coronavirus, Iraq’s state news agency said on Thursday. The decision came after Iraqi Airways suspended flights to Iran. Two Iranians who tested positive on Wednesday for the disease have died, while three tested positive on Thursday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in Iran to five, the Iranian health ministry said. Source: Reuters
Report reviews human rights in 19 MENA states during 2019 Wave of protests across Algeria, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon demonstrates reinvigorated faith in people power 500+ killed in Iraq and over 300 in Iran in brutal crackdowns on protests Relentless clampdown on peaceful critics and human rights defenders At least 136 prisoners of conscience detained in 12 countries for online speech Governments across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) displayed a chilling determination to crush protests with ruthless force…

Iraqi forces fire pellet guns at protesters Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:58

Iraqi security forces on Monday used pellet guns and slingshots in a confrontation with protesters near Baghdad's Khilani square. Gunshots were heard during the clashes, and riot police also used steel ball ammo and teargas, protesters said. A number of protesters were injured by steel ball ammunition and were treated by volunteer medics on site. Protesters and security forces have been clashing almost every day near the Khilani area, which is close to Tahrir Square, the main protest camp. An anti-government protest movement began…
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are not harmed. The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq said it had received credible allegations of protesters being targeted with hunting rifles, stones and firebombs on the nights of Feb. 14-16, leading to at least 50 injuries. At least 150 people were injured in the Shi’ite…
BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of Iraqi women took to the streets of central Baghdad and southern Iraq on Thursday in defiance of a radical cleric’s calls for gender segregation at anti-government protest sites. An anti-government protest movement began Oct. 1 to decry rampant corruption, poor services and unemployment in Baghdad and Iraq’s predominantly Shiite south. Over 500 have died since then under fire from security forces using live bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds. The protests have been unique…

New Anti – Iran Regime Protests in Iraq Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:09

Protests sprang up in Iraq on Friday, February 7, against Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi standing as a candidate for the prime minister and against the crimes committed by militia members of Muqtada Sadr in Najaf, Karbala, and other cities across Iraq. Violence against protesters In Najaf, the Health Department reported that 23 protesters were killed by Sadr’s forces on Wednesday, while another 16 are in a very serious condition, and 181 have been left injured. In response to the violence, US…
Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday criticised security forces for not doing more to prevent attacks on anti-government demonstrators, as new figures showed about 550 people have been killed in clashes since October. The new death toll was released by the Iraqi Human Rights Commission. Iraq's health ministry confirmed when the first protester was shot dead on October 1 but clammed up thereafter. The commission has since repeatedly complained that authorities declined its requests for information on deaths, injuries and…
NAJAF - Seven people were shot dead on Wednesday in Iraq's shrine city of Najaf after supporters of powerful cleric Moqtada Sadr raided an anti-government protest camp, medics said. It marked the bloodiest episode yet in the escalating tensions between Sadr, a militiaman-turned-politician with a cult-like following across Iraq, and decentralised rallies that have demanded regime change since October. Sadr had initially backed the demonstrations but split with them suddenly this weekend, endorsing Mohammad Allawi as the country's new prime…

At the heart of Iraq's uprising Friday, 07 February 2020 01:59

On Wednesday evening, at least seven protesters were shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, sparking fresh anti-government rallies across the country. Since the start of the protest movement in October, several hundred people, mostly demonstrators, have been killed in clashes, while tens of thousands more have been injured. Our reporters Cyril Payen and Amar Al Hameedawi travelled to the south of Iraq to get to the heart of the protests. For the past four months, tensions have…
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