Sheikh of Bani Malik clans, after a meeting with Basra activists, promises to al-Aidani dismissal

Local | 10:44 – 25/01/2020

BAGHDAD – Mawazine News, 

leader of the Bani Malik tribe, Sheikh Dergham al-Maliki, has vowed to revolt against Basra governor Asaad al-Eidani.

In his host, al-Maliki held a meeting with Basra activists and demonstrators that ended with a phone call tomorrow to all the public sheikhs in Basra, and giving an argument to them and finding out if they were satisfied with the (insult to their children) after the peaceful sit-in tents were burned yesterday night, and

a statement issued after the meeting indicated that after the agreement elders “will be set up tents the names of the tribes supporting elders to sit and raise Baargaha in Suh sit.”

It is the demands that will adopt a sit -in Basra , also in addition to the demands of the president is ” the sacking of the governor of Basra , Asaad Alaidani and the dismissal of the commander of Basra Qasim operations Nazzal and Basra police chief Rashid Falih wiped out Bits. ”

Also will ask for” the dismissal of the commander of shock forces Ali Mishari. ”

Sheikh Dergham al-Maliki sent a message to the Basra sheikhs to meet the call tomorrow and support the people of Basra in Suh requesting reform and change and preserving their dignity and the dignity of the province. M hn


A meeting of Basra elders with the demonstrators ends with decisive decisions after the recent events

Time: 1/26/2020 12:13 AM

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A short time ago, a meeting between sheikhs, demonstrators and activists in Basra Governorate ended, after the recent events, with the conclusion of critical decisions.

According to a statement of the two communities, {Al Furat News} received a copy of it, “A meeting attended by Basra activists and demonstrators with Sheikh Dergham al-Maliki and some of the governorate elders in the Qurna district, specifically in Sheikh Dergham’s host, which included submitting a phone call today Sunday to all public sheikhs in Basra and meeting The argument against them and knowing if they are satisfied with the insult to their children after the peaceful sit-in tents were burned. ”

The statement added, “After the agreement between the sheikhs, tents will be erected in the names of the clans who support their elders for the sit-in and raise their thugs in the sit-in.”

The statement pointed out that “among the demands that the Basra sit-in will also adopt in addition to the main demands are: – The sacking of Basra governor Asaad al-Eidani, the dismissal of Basra operations chief Qassem Nazzal, as well as the dismissal and accountability of Basra police chief Rashid Falih, and the dismissal of the leader of the shock forces, Ali Mashari.”

The statement concluded: “We send a message to the sheikhs of Basra in response to the call and support of its sons in Suh, requesting reform and change and preserving its dignity and the dignity of Basra.” is over

President Saleh returns to Iraq after his participation in Davos and his official visit to Italy

by Ali Ejam

Iraq News

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President of the Republic returned Barham Saleh, on Saturday evening, to Sulaymaniyah, after his participation in the Davos Economic Forum and his visit to Italy.

According to press sources , that the president arrived in Sulaimaniya on Thursday evening, coming from Italy.


It is worth mentioning that the President of the Republic participated in the Davos Economic Forum, which was held from 21 to 24 January, and gave a speech on the situation witnessed by Iraq and the region on the second day of the forum, in addition to his meeting with a large number of heads and leaders of the world on The margin of Davos, before heading to Italy on Friday, will meet with his counterpart Sergio Matarela and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, alongside Pope Francis, at the Vatican today.


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Fateh: We will steer clear of personal interests in assigning the next Prime Minister

Baghdad / Al-Ikhbaria: The

head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Muhammad al-Ghabban, confirmed on Saturday that talks will continue to resolve the file of the candidate for the presidency of the new government.

Al-Ghabban said in a statement: Efforts and endeavors are continuing to nominate the candidate who will be charged with forming the new government “in accordance with the criteria and mechanisms that achieve the aspirations of the people.”

He added that the Al-Fateh coalition works very hard with the rest of the partners to overcome the obstacles that exist in this path by moving away from the policy of dominance and imposing visions. On the other to achieve factional and personal interests as stated in the directives of the supreme religious authority. ”

The supreme religious authority affirmed that the formation of the new government has lagged behind the constitutionally specified period and it is necessary for the parties concerned to cooperate to end this crisis because it is an important step to solve the current crisis.

Iraq protesters: ‘Sadr betrayed everyone, now serves Iran’s interests’

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks in Najaf, Iraq, April 30, 2016. File photo: Haidar Hamdani / AFP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s anti-government protesters on Saturday accused Muqtada al-Sadr of “betrayal” a day after the firebrand Shiite cleric withdrew his support for the movement which has occupied Baghdad’s Tahrir Square since October. 

On Friday morning, tens of thousands of Sadr supporters and members of Iraq’s pro-Iran parties and militias marched in Baghdad, keeping away from the long-established protest camps, to demand the expulsion of US forces. 

Sadr called for the “million-strong” march in response to the US drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad Airport on January 3.

Later on Friday, Sadr told his supporters to leave Tahrir Square and other areas occupied by anti-government protesters and formally withdrew his support for the movement. 

Early on Saturday morning, Iraqi security forces launched a violent crackdown, ejecting protesters from their camps, burning their tents, and retaking several strategic bridges. 

Hussam, 26, who has been protesting in Tahrir Square since late October, told Rudaw that Sadr had simply used the anti-government protests to further his own and Iran’s political interests.  

“Sadr is busy working for Iranian interests to be achieved in Iraq by expelling US troops. He has no intention of saving the protests in Iraq if they are a threat to Iran,” Hussam said.

“Sadr left one day after his so-called million person demonstration against the US and that shows that he used the protests for his interests and the interests of Iran,” he added.

Sadr’s march attracted far fewer than the “million” protesters he had hoped to mobilize.

Shortly after his march dispersed on Friday afternoon, Sadr released a statement confirming he was withdrawing his support for the anti-government protests, which have been ongoing since October 25.  

Young Iraqis took to the streets of the nation’s southern and central cities on October 1 to protest the lack of basic services, rampant corruption, and high unemployment.

Following a short pause for the Shiite religious observance of Arbaeen, the protests resumed on October 25 with fresh demands for the overthrow of the post-2003 political establishment.

More than 600 people have been killed and around 18,000 injured in clashes between protesters, security forces, and pro-Iran militias according to Amnesty International.

Luay, 31, has been protesting in Karbala since October 26. He traveled to Baghdad on Friday to participate in Sadr’s march – a decision he now regrets.

“I regret that I went all the way to Baghdad to participate in Sadr’s demonstration against the US troops, as he clearly used us for his own interests,” Luay told Rudaw English on Saturday.

“Sadr betrayed everyone and now all he does is serve Iranian interests in Iraq,” he added.

Now Luay fears the anti-government protests “will be finished in a bloody way”.

He is surprised by Sadr’s apparent shift from Iraqi nationalist to Iran-backer. 

“It is weird to see Sadr is pro-Iran now, while he was the man who invented the “Iran out, out” slogans back in 2018, in [former prime minister Haider al-] Abadi’s days,” Luay said, referring to similar mass protests in the summer of that year.

Following weeks of relative calm, violence again resumed in Baghdad and other southern cities where security forces used live ammunition to disperse protesters.

At least 10 died in clashes last week, according to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, and more than a dozen in recent days. At least three protesters were killed on Saturday alone, according to AFP. 

In a tweet, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the UN Secretary-General’s special representative to Iraq, called on Iraqi authorities to serve and protect the people and to continue implementing reforms.

“Unaccountability and indecisiveness are unworthy of Iraqi hopes, courageously expressed for four months now. While death and injury tolls continue to rise, steps taken so far will remain hollow if not completed. The people must be served and protected, not violently oppressed,” Hennis-Plasschaert tweeted Saturday.

Blashardt launches a violent attack on the authority in Iraq: People must be served instead of persecuting and killing them


The representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Iraq, Jenin Blackshart, said today, Saturday, that the lack of accountability and indulgence do not deserve the hopes of Iraqis, which have been expressed courageously for four months now.
“The number of deaths and injuries continues to rise, and the steps taken to date will remain hollow if not completed,” Blashart wrote in a tweet on Twitter.
She emphasized, “People must be served and protected, not violently persecuted.

Jeanine Hennis


Unaccountability and indecisiveness are unworthy of Iraqi hopes, courageously expressed for four months now. While death and injury tolls continue to rise, steps taken so far will remain hollow if not completed. The people must be served and protected, not violently oppressed.

Legal: Abdul-Mahdi is a key partner in killing protesters in accordance with the constitution


Baghdad – news

Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi confirmed today, Saturday, that the resigned commander in chief of the armed forces, Adel Abdel-Mahdi, was a key partner in killing protesters in accordance with the constitution.

Al-Tamimi told Al-Akhbaria that, “According to Iraqi law, Article 24 of the Military Penal Code, the matter is responsible for the crime and is considered a partner even if he does not give the orders to kill,” noting that “the same is the case in Article 52 of the Internal Security Forces Law and even in the Iraqi Penal Code Article 48 and 49 are held accountable for incitement, direction, and assistance, and commanders are held accountable for intentional killing, causing disabilities and bodily harm.

And he added, “Articles 6, 7 and 28 of the International Criminal Court Law punished the leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity even if they did not give orders because their duty necessitates their knowledge.” Likewise, the ruling of the Criminal Court in Cairo imposed on Hosni Mubarak for the same matter and the killing of demonstrators, in addition to the fact that these crimes are not subject to statute of limitations.

Pictures: Ivanka Trump at Ain Al-Assad base with an unannounced visit


Yassin Iraq: Baghdad,
media and activists circulated on social media, photos of Ivanka Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, visiting Anbar al-Assad base in Anbar.

This visit comes amid talk about the increasing number of injuries in the ranks of the US military and the appearance of complications in the brain against the background of the missile strike launched by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in response to the killing of Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in an American raid near Baghdad airport south of the capital.


Political analyst: These are the reasons for Sadr’s withdrawal from the demonstrations



Saturday 25 January 2020 | 03:42 pm

Baghdad / … political analyst, Wathiq al-Hashemi, explained on Saturday that the first reason for calling the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to his followers to withdraw from the demonstration squares is due to the lack of support of the demonstrators in Tahrir Square for the demonstration he called on Friday in order to remove the American forces.

Hashemi added to “Ain Iraq News”, “The second reason is that some demonstrators see that there are pressures exerted on Sadr at his residence in Qom by some Iranian and Iraqi political parties to withdraw,” noting that “the strength of the demonstrations decreased a lot after the withdrawal of the Sadrists.” However, the demonstrations are not expected to end, and if they are broken up by force, they will soon return. “

It is noteworthy that the Sadrists supporters raised their tents yesterday, Friday, from Tahrir Square in the capital, Baghdad, as well as in the sit-in squares in the southern governorates, where protesters have been protesting against corruption for months, Friday evening.

The protestors, who had been in the demonstrations for 3 months, had refused to invite Al-Sadr, on Friday, to a million million-strong supporters of the armed factions to demand the departure of the American forces. Finished 2

The governor of Zamili reveals the reasons for the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement from the demonstration squares

 Politics    25.01.2020 10:45  11920    Editor: am      

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The leader of the Sadrist movement, the governor of Zamili, revealed on Saturday (January 25, 2020) the reasons for the withdrawal of Sadrists’ supporters from the demonstration arenas, indicating that the tweets of the leader of the movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, prompted his followers to withdraw from the arenas.

Al-Zamili said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (conscious), “Many of the Peace Corps, Sadrists, and owners of logistical support are grave in providing supplies and food when they see Mr. Sadr not supportive of the demonstrations. Censured some demonstrators in Tahrir Square and other squares in the provinces. ”

Al-Zamili indicated that “Al-Sadr stressed that he will not interfere with the demonstrations, neither in the negative nor in the affirmative, until they take into account the fate of Iraq, which means that from now on he will not interfere with the demonstrators until they take into account the interest of Iraq.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had directed, on Friday (January 24, 2020), the threshold of the liberation demonstrators, while he declared his innocence from every politician who stands in the way of forming a strong and independent government.

Sadr said, in a tweet on the Twitter platform: “I express my regret and blame on those who questioned me (the Tahrir Square) demonstrators and the rest of the provinces who I was supporting them after God, and I thought them support me and Iraq.”

Al-Sadr expressed his anger and innocence, “from every politician who tries to delay the wheel of progress, by forming a strong, independent, sovereign and patriotic government, with integrity and competence, away from us occupation and external interference as a whole.”