demonstrators killed and wounded in Baghdad today

Date: 2019/10/28 22:18


Security and medical sources told Reuters that at least two people were killed on Monday in Baghdad when security forces fired tear gas canisters.

The sources said at least 112 people were injured in the fourth day of anti-government protests.


Rahima orders Baghdad operations to arrest the assailants of a female student in the banking area

Date: 2019/10/28 21:59


Baghdad Operations Commander Major General Qais Khalaf Rahima ordered the arrest of assailants of a female student in the banks area in Baghdad and opened an investigation.

“While the leadership condemns such undisciplined behavior, the leadership emphasizes that it is keen to maintain its close and good relationship with our great people,” the leadership said.

He pointed to “the delegation of the Baghdad Operations Command with students; to check on their health, and to show all forms of assistance to them.”

Trump’s adviser talks about the fate of Baghdadi’s body

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2019/10/28 11:28:35

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien has revealed the possible fate of the remains of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a US operation in Syria’s Idlib countryside.

“I expect that to be the case,” O’Brien told NBC, responding to a question about whether the United States would dispose of al-Baghdadi’s body in the same way as al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

O’Brien said in another statement that the authorities would deal with Baghdadi’s body “in an appropriate manner.”

A source described in an early opinion of O’Brien, expecting that the body of al-Baghdadi will be dumped in the sea, as did the body of bin Laden, according to CNN.

The US authorities justified their decision to refuse to bury the body of bin Laden, saying at the time that they do not want to turn his burial site later to a site or shrine to bring people to.

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that ISIS leader was killed during a military operation by US special forces in the area of Brisha village in the countryside of Syria’s Idlib province near the border with Turkey. Trump said Baghdadi had committed suicide, detonating an explosive vest he was wearing while trying to flee a house where he hid.

According to our correspondent in northeastern Syria, the remains of Baghdadi’s body were flown to the US air base “Eye of Assad” in Iraq, for tests to confirm her identity because it was deformed after blowing himself up.

Abdul Mahdi’s office responds to al-Sadr: can not hold early elections .. only if the dissolution of parliament itself

2019/10/28 19:03

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BAGHDAD / Al-Masala: The Office of the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Monday, October 28, 2019, to the call of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, to dissolve the House of Representatives and call for early parliamentary elections.

Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said, “Sadr pointed to the point of amendment of the election law and the Council of the Commission and Abdul Mahdi indicated that this change will be signed. Parliament and not the authority of the prime minister. ”

This alliance announced on Monday, October 28, 2019, seeking to pass five points during the current stage, indicating that the removal of the government of Abdul-Mahdi and the amendment of the election law and dissolve the House of Representatives.

The deputy for Sa’aron Asa’ad Abdul-Sada, said that the alliance Sa’er works and through its communication with the rest of the other blocs to pass five points among the priorities of the demonstrators.

He added that the first step is to dismiss the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi and then go to amend the election law, pointing out that the third step lies in approving the 2020 budget to ensure the conduct of the country.

He explained that the fourth and fifth stage comes recently, the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the call for early elections under international supervision.

Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to come to parliament to announce early elections.

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IMF: Unemployment and sluggish economic growth are driving demonstrations in Iraq and Lebanon

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Unemployment along with sluggish economic growth has prompted protests in several Arab countries, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, as Iraq, Lebanon and other countries are protesting against corruption and economic decline.

In a report on economic performance in the region, the IMF said social tensions in Arab countries are one of several factors that have kept economic growth in the region weak.

Two weeks ago, the IMF expected growth in the Middle East and North Africa to be only 0.1 percent, from 1.2 percent in April, reflecting weakness in the economies of a crisis-hit region.

Jihad Azour, the fund’s director for the Middle East and Central Asia, told AFP that “the growth levels in the countries of the region are lower than needed to deal with the issue of unemployment.”

“We are in an area where youth unemployment exceeds 25 to 30 percent, and to address this needs to grow between 1 and 2 percent,” he said.

Lebanon has witnessed more than ten days of mass demonstrations condemning corruption and economic deterioration, and demanding political change and job opportunities.

In Iraq, thousands are taking part in demonstrations for the same reasons, as part of a protest movement that has killed and injured hundreds. Demonstrations are taking place in Sudan, Algeria, Egypt and other countries.

Azour said that the government should “work quickly to rectify these imbalances and restore confidence (citizens) by reforming the financial situation and reducing spending.”

The IMF also warned in a report on Monday that government debt rates have become very high in some countries in the region, exceeding the threshold of 85 percent of GDP as a general rate, and more than 150 percent in Lebanon and Iraq.

“The cost of debt is high, and it prevents the investments necessary for the region’s long-term economic future,” the IMF said.

The Iraqi parliament sends a request from Abdul Mahdi or his representative within one hour


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2019/10/28 08:01:22

The Iraqi parliament on Monday requested the presence of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to discuss the demands of the demonstrators.

Parliament holds a special session to discuss protesters’ demands and government measures to implement them.

A parliamentary source told Shafaq News that the parliament addressed the prime minister the importance of coming personally to the parliament building within an hour or sending one of his agents exclusively to discuss the implementation of the demands of the demonstrators.

The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to form a committee to amend the constitution, and voted to cancel the privileges of the three presidencies (the Republic and the government, and parliament).

In addition to the abolition of all privileges and allocations of the three presidencies, the abolition of the privileges of members of the House of Representatives and senior officials, advisers, ministers, general directors, independent bodies, the judiciary, the Integrity Commission, the Federal Court, the Supreme Judicial Council and governors and their ranks as of today.

The vote came during a special session to discuss the demands of the demonstrators and the decisions of the Council of Ministers and the implementation of reform packages, attended by 222 deputies to identify the demands of the demonstrators and the possibility of implementation.

URGENT Baghdad Operations Commander announces daily curfew until further notice

Date: Edit: 2019/10/28 16:26

BAGHDAD: The commander of Baghdad operations, Lieutenant General Qais al-Mohammadawi, on Sunday, imposed a curfew in all areas of the capital from Monday.

“The commander of Baghdad operations decided to impose a curfew starting from 12 pm to 6 am daily until further notice,” the command said.

Urgent Parliament votes to cancel all privileges of senior officials of the state

Date: 2019/10/28 15:46 • 40 read times


The Iraqi Council of Representatives voted on Monday to cancel all allocations for the three presidencies, members of parliament, senior officials and general managers.

A source familiar with [where] that the House of Representatives voted to cancel all the privileges and allocations of the three presidencies and members of the House of Representatives and senior officials, advisers and ministers, general directors and independent bodies and the judiciary and the Integrity Commission and the Federal Court and the Supreme Judicial Council and governors and those who are as of today.

The House of Representatives had held earlier in the day, its own session chaired by the President of the Council Mohammed Halbousi to discuss the demands of the demonstrators.

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2019/10/28 07:25:53

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The Iraqi parliament decided on Monday to form a special parliamentary committee representing all the components to amend the constitution.

The correspondent of the Twilight News that the Iraqi Council of Representatives decided under Article 142 of the Constitution to form a special parliamentary representative of all components, for the purpose of making amendments to the Constitution and delivered to the House of Representatives within a period not exceeding only four months.

The Iraqi parliament on Monday held a special session to discuss the protesters’ demands.

According to a statement by the Presidency of the Parliament, “in exceptional circumstances with the continued demonstrations now held its number (10) Monday, October 28, 2019 under the chairmanship of Mohammed Halbousi and the presence of his deputies Hassan al-Kaabi and Bashir mourning and the quorum is complete.”

He added that “the session is dedicated to discuss the demands of the demonstrators and the decisions of the Council of Ministers and the implementation of reform packages, as well as developments in the situation in the Iraqi street.”

Twenty-two deputies attended Tuesday’s session.

Urgent Baghdad Operations issues a statement regarding the presence of students in the demonstration yards

Release date:: 2019/10/28 13:06 • 425 times read

The Baghdad Operations Command issued a statement on Monday about the presence of students in the demonstration yards.

The leadership said in a statement received (Euphrates News) a copy: “We call upon the brothers of the teaching staff and parents not to involve students in the yards to demonstrate safety due to accidents as a result of stampede and road trouble or exposure to traffic accidents or exploited by engineers who are trying to abuse the peaceful demonstration It also insults the security forces charged with protecting peaceful demonstrators. ” is over