6 killed in Baghdad .. and cases of suffocation in “Muhammad al-Qasim”


Source: Dubai – Arabic.net

Iraqi medical sources announced, on Friday evening, that the death toll in Baghdad has risen to 6 dead and 54 wounded, of whom 2 were killed in Al-Kilani Square in the center of the Iraqi capital.

Meanwhile, Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent reported that intermittent confrontations took place between the security forces and protesters on the “Muhammad Al-Qasim Highway”.

And medical sources were quoted as saying that 7 cases of suffocation were recorded among the demonstrators, after the security forces fired tear gas canisters.

A security source, in turn, confirmed the return of clashes between protesters and security forces on the vital road in the Iraqi capital, according to what Alsumaria TV reported.

Medical sources were from Aviation Square, near Tahrir Square, In central Baghdad, it had reported earlier that one person was killed and 7 protesters were injured during an attack carried out by gunmen traveling in mass trucks, at dawn on Friday.

Liberation Square January 24 - France Press
Liberation Square January 24 – France Press

In addition, eyewitnesses reported that armed men were traveling in mass transit buses on the Muhammad Qasim Highway, where they fired live bullets.

In turn, some southern provinces witnessed rallies, Friday. In Nasiriyah, the center of Dhi Qar Governorate, unidentified people set fire to a school in Al-Duwaia district, in the north-eastern part of the city.

Tension escalated as protesters timed out

Since January 20, Iraq has witnessed clashes between a number of protesters and security forces, following the expiry of the deadline set by the demonstrators for politicians in the country to implement the demands of the movement, led by the formation of an independent government, and the holding of early parliamentary elections.

from Baghdad
from Baghdad

Last Tuesday, the road blocking renewed, after a tumultuous day in the country, which resulted in the death of 6 people, who fell during the clashes that took place between the security forces and the protesters who cut several vital roads and bridges, whether in the capital Baghdad or the provinces of the south, especially Dhi Qar that witnessed the cut Major roads with protests mounting.

Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath correspondent reported at the timeProtesters killed in the center of the capital, After clashes erupted between the demonstrators and the security forces on Muhammad al-Qasim Street, according to medical sources. He also pointed out that the security forces fired tear gas close to the “Muhammad al-Qasim” road, in order to disperse the protesters, resulting in 7 cases of suffocation. Later, the demonstrators managed to cut off the vital road, the most important in the capital. In concrete blocks.

In addition, a young Iraqi protester was shot dead on Wednesday night in the southern oil city of Basra, according to what a security source and a human rights committee told AFP on Thursday, to raise to 12 the number of dead protests during three days in the country.

It is noteworthy that Iraq is witnessing from the first of last October mass demonstrations that started under slogans demanding to turn into a demand for the departure of the political class that the protesters accuse of corruption and subordination.


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