WORLD NEWS SUPERFAST
Iraq News – According to information received by World News Superfast, protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Basra set fire to the local office of parliament as security forces fired live bullets into the air to disperse them. On Friday, the Associated Press news agency reported that at least eight security personnel were injured in the conflict, said Ali Al-Bayati, spokesman for the Independent Official High Commission for Human Rights.
Otesters throw petrol bombs
According to information received by the World News Superfast, protesters gathered to demand that Iraq’s parliament sack the provincial governor after two activists were killed and others in three separate attacks this week by unidentified gunmen Injured. Security forces opened fire while protesters threw petrol bombs.
The protesters burnt the outer gate of the entrance to the Parliament House in Basra province, an area that produces the lion of part of the country exporting crude oil. The building houses the local offices of Iraq’s main parliament building in the capital Baghdad. It was the most violent incident in Basra since the anti-government protests in October when thousands of people took to the streets to reduce government corruption in Baghdad and throughout the South, with disastrous protests also taking place in Basra in the summer of 2018.
Activist Reham Yacob, who led several women’s marches in the past, was killed on Wednesday and three others were injured when gunmen, hitting rifles on the back of a motorcycle, opened fire in their car. A second woman in the car later died.
Security forces opened fire on protesters
This was the third incident in which gunmen targeted anti-government political activists, as Tehsin Osama was killed last week, leading to street protests for three days, with security forces firing on demonstrators, who the governor Throwed stones and petrol bombs at the house of the couple and blocked many main roads. In a separate incident, four other people fired their car.
Ordered to investigate violence
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qadimi on Monday sacked the Basra police and national security chiefs and ordered an investigation into the violence, according to information received by the World News Superfast, silencing the protesters until Yakub’s murder led them to the streets But did not bring it back. Al-Qadimi took office in April, becoming the third Iraqi head of government in a 10-week period that sparked protests for several months in the country, which has been facing sanctions, wars, corruption and economic challenges for decades .
Al-Qadhimi is currently on an official visit to the US to conclude strategic negotiations to shape the future of US-Iraq relations, and the US military presence in the country.