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Iraq protests: Iran-backed militias open fire on youth in southern city

Demonstrations continuing in Iraq against government corruption and the Iranian regime’s destructive meddling
Demonstrations continuing in Iraq against government corruption and the Iranian regime’s destructive meddling

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, February 11, 2020—Iraqi protesters in Baghdad and other cities of central and southern provinces are continuing their demonstrations and general strikes against political figures whom they describe as puppets of the Iran’s regime in their country.

Iraqi demonstrators in Nasiriyah attacked and torched for the seventh time the office of the Iran-backed Badr Corps militia, a group linked directly to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force. The IRGC and the Quds Force itself are designated by the U.S. State Department as “foreign terrorist organizations.”

In response, government security forces and Iran-backed militia members attacked the local al-Ain University, killing one demonstrator and injuring a number of others. The demonstrators were saying the attackers were members of a group loyal to former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, known for his utter loyalty to Tehran.

 

 

Demonstrators in Nasiriyah rallied in the city’s Habubi Square to further emphasize their determination to continue their uprising until the complete overthrow of all corrupt political parties and groups affiliated to the mullahs’ regime in Iran. Demonstrators also blocked main roads and bridges as they continue their protests against the candidacy of Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi as the country’s next prime minister, saying he is very close to Iran’s regime.

 

 

Sky News on Monday’s clashes in Nasiriyah: “Dhi Qar Province, and the city of Nasiriyah in particular, is very tense. As demonstrators were attempting to close a university, militia forces opened fire that resulted in the killing of one demonstrator and a number of others being injured. These tensions have spread to other areas of Dhi Qar Province and protesters are seen rushing to high schools and college campuses intending to close down these facilities in response to calls for general strikes.”

In response to ridiculous remarks made by Muqtada al-Sadr about people in protest squares keeping men and women separated, Iraqi women responded by delivering in strong fashion. Some were seen holding a sign reading, “God’s main religious ritual is the Haj where men and women are sides by side… The revolution is only completed with us.”

Iraqi women giving a very strong response to Muqtada Sadr’s ridiculous remarks

Iraqi women giving a very strong response to Muqtada Sadr’s ridiculous remarks

 

 

On Sunday, demonstrators in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square were led by brave Iraqi women chanting slogans against reactionary-minded officials.

On this day, massive popular demonstrations erupted in the cities of Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, Maysan, Nasiriyah, Babylon, Basrah, Kut, Diwaniyah and other places in Iraq’s central and southern provinces. A large number of college students, women and people from other walks of life took part and were seen chanting slogans against militia groups and political puppets linked to the mullahs’ regime.

 

 

Demonstrators were chanting, “No to Hadi al-Ameri, No to Muqtada Sadr,” defining both as figures linked closely to the regime in Iran. Hadi al-Ameri is head of the Badr Organization and known for his close ties to the mullahs’ regime that dates back to the early years of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War.

Iraqis have proven once again they seek their country’s freedom from the occupation and control of the Iranian regime.