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Two killed in clashes in Baghdad Green Zone, media reported


Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters clash with law enforcers in the Green Zone in BaghdadCAiro, 29 Aug.Two people were killed and 19 were injured in clashes between supporters of the influential Shiite politician Muqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi security forces in the “Green Zone” of Baghdad, Sky News Arabia reports, citing medical sources. Earlier it became known that the Iraqi security forces took full control of the Republican Palace in Baghdad, captured on Monday by supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr. It was reported that the security forces used tear gas. The TV channel also cited eyewitness accounts of protesters being injured due to gunfire from unknown people.Government meetings postponed in Iraq”Two people were killed, 19 were injured in clashes between al-Sadr supporters and security forces in the Green Zone,” the TV channel reports. Hundreds of supporters of influential Iraqi Shiite politician Muqtada al-Sadr after his announcement of his retirement broke into the Green Zone of Baghdad Protesters also broke into the Republican Palace, the headquarters of the Iraqi government located in the Green Zone, where clashes broke out between them and security forces. An influential Shia cleric and politician has also hinted that he could be assassinated Iraqi authorities have announced a 3:30 pm curfew throughout Baghdad to end unrest.In Baghdad in late July, protests by supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr resumed. to the parliament building and stated that they did not plan to leave it. In August, al-Sadr called on the country's judiciary to dissolve parliament and the country's president to set a date for early elections to the legislature. However, the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq refused. The demonstrations began after the nomination of Muhammad al-Sudani, a candidate from the Coordination Platform bloc, which represents the main Shiite parties in parliament, with the exception of the al-Sadr bloc and his supporters, to the post of prime minister. The “Coordination Platform” also called on followers to protest at the borders of the “Green Zone”. Earlier, Amer al-Faiz, one of the leaders of the Coordination Platform bloc, told RIA Novosti that the bloc did not plan to recall its candidate for prime minister. Iraq is in a state of political crisis. After the parliamentary elections held back in October 2021, the political forces of the country were not able to elect a new president and form a government. In May, al-Sadr's bloc, which won parliamentary elections, announced it was leaving the opposition after the failure of several initiatives to form a government, thus giving other parties and independent parliamentarians a chance to form a cabinet. In June, the bloc's deputies resigned amid a protracted government-formation crisis.

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