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Moqtada Al-Sadr and Saudi Arabia— The New Allies

The prominent Iraqi Shia cleric and influential political leader Moqtada Al-Sadr visited Saudi Arabia on July 30 for the first time after 11 years. Al-Sadr, who is categorized amongst the hardliners in Iraq, met the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia… 1,541 more words

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Saudis Open Iraqi Border and Forge Ties to Counter Iran

Backed by U.S., kingdom pursues influence as neighbor emerges from ISIS battle

A picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi King Salman, right, meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Mecca in June.  1,510 more words

Iraqi forces disperse demonstration with gunfire, tear gas after Prime Minister stoned-- Protesters chant in support of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr

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© AFP | The demonstration began as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Wasit University and later moved to the provincial council headquarters

KUT (IRAQ) (AFP) – Three people were wounded by gunfire as Iraqi forces dispersed a demonstration Tuesday by students who threw stones at the premier during a visit to Kut, officials and witnesses said.A student said demonstrators were wounded when security forces fired to disperse them in the city south of Baghdad. 455 more words

Policeman, civilians dead as security forces clash with pro-Sadr protesters in Iraq

An Iraqi policeman was killed and seven others wounded in clashes with protesters loyal to prominent Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who had gathered in Baghdad on Saturday to demand political reforms, the interior ministry said. 486 more words

The Future for Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units

Today, the status of Iraqi armed groups remains ambiguous despite Baghdad’s attempts to integrate them into the military command structure — a situation that highlights the complex, multifaceted, and poorly-understood roles they will play in Iraq’s political, social, and military development after ISIS.  3,818 more words

Iraq

Four Daesh suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 45, dozens injured

Three Daesh suicide attacks struck Baghdad on Monday killing at least 45 people and injuring dozens.

The most devastating attack happened Baghdad’s Sadr City as a suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Sadr City, killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens. 489 more words

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