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  1. Deputy: Mackenzie asked the three presidencies to approve the Patriot deployment 14:10 - 05/02/2020 0 The information / Baghdad .. The deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hamid al-Moussawi revealed on Wednesday the contents of the visit of the commander of the US Army Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie, to the three presidencies yesterday, while he indicated that Mackenzie submitted a request to the three presidencies to deploy the Patriots in the American bases. Moussaoui said in a televised statement, followed by (the information), that we have received certain information that a request was made by the commander of the US forces during his visit to the three presidencies, that there be a Patriot anti-ballistic missile system on Iraqi soil to protect American bases from ballistic missiles ” He added, "This is a dangerous indication that the coming days will be Iraq an arena for conflict, especially if America repeats its folly as it did the folly of targeting the leaders of the victory." Moussawi explained, "The danger of the Patriot missiles is that they intercept ballistic missiles in the sky and fall off another direction. They may hit cities, military forces, or civilians, and thus this is considered a serious issue." Ended / 25 https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/02/05/454095/
  2. 02/20/2020 19:32 Views 219 Section: Iraq Al-Sadr calls for supporting the revolution against the corrupt Baghdad / Obelisk: Leader of the movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, said in a tweet, Tuesday 4 February 2020. social communication http://almasalah.com/ar/news/187362/الصدر-يدعو-الى-دعم-الثورة-ضد-الفاسدين
  3. Iraqi Foreign Ministry: Our students and their families are on their way from Wuhan, China, to the airport February 04, 2020 Ethnic people cry for help from Chinese Wuhan, accusing their country's embassy of "shirking" of its responsibilities Send via media Print the article Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali al-Hakim announced Tuesday that Iraqi students in Wuhan, China, are on their way to Baghdad, after being evacuated from the hotbed of the dangerous Corona virus. "Our students and their families in the Chinese city of Wuhan are now on their way to the airport, and we thank our ambassador and consul in Beijing for their efforts," the Iraqi minister said in a tweet on Twitter. محمد علي الحكيم✔@maalhakim طلابنا وعوائلهم في مدينة ووهان الصينية في طريقهم الآن إلى المطار ونقدم شكرنا للسفير والقنصل في بكين على جهودهم 398 5:17 AM - Feb 4, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 110 people are talking about this And Iraqis stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan have called on the authorities in Baghdad to evacuate them from the epicenter of the new Corona virus, as they live in difficult conditions that isolate them from the world amid an increased risk of infection. He appealed to these government to return them to the country, noting that there are a number of families that include children who need transportation from the city, which has been quarantined. They added that they suffer in light of the difficult situation in the city, as there are no supplies in the markets, no transportation, and even the existing hospitals are crowded with Chinese citizens and the sick. They accused the Iraqi embassy in China of "repudiation" of the government's promises to evacuate them, just as many countries have done towards their citizens. They feared what the city is experiencing of a rise in the number of infected and dead due to the emerging Corona virus. Several countries had announced the evacuation of their nationals from Wuhan, including Jordan and Morocco, as the authorities of those countries had evacuated dozens of students studying in the city. The Iraqi student, Noureddine Al-Mashayekhi, had spoken to Al-Hurra TV about the conditions of life in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is considered the epicenter of the “Corona virus”. Al-Mashayekhi, who is studying medicine at the University of Khawajong, pointed out that there is no transportation in Wuhan and everything is closed, and even the airport and the metro are not working. He pointed out that obtaining food and supplies has become very difficult in the city. The World Health Organization announced that the level of risk in relation to the Coronavirus is very high, as out of every 100 infected people there are 4 deaths. The number of confirmed deaths from the emerging coronavirus has risen to 304 all in China, and the number of confirmed infections has risen to more than 13,000, in more than 27 countries around the world. https://www.alhurra.com/a/الخارجية-العراقية-طلابنا-وعائلاتهم-في-طريقهم-من-ووهان-الصينية-إلى-المطار/532352.html
  4. Coronavirus may have originated in lab linked to China's biowarfare program Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen ... more > Print By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times - Sunday, January 26, 2020 The deadly animal-borne coronavirus spreading globally may have originated in a laboratory in the city of Wuhan linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, said an Israeli biological warfare analyst. Radio Free Asia last week rebroadcast a Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China’s most advanced virus research laboratory, known the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses. Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese biological warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert bio-weapons program. TOP STORIES Democrat bungling helped shut down impeachment trial, Republicans say Coronavirus may have originated in lab linked to China's biowarfare program Jay-Z, Beyonce stay seated as others stand during Super Bowl national anthem: report “Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged, in terms of research and development, in Chinese [biological weapons], at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW alignment,” Mr. Shoham told The Washington Times. Work on biological weapons is conducted as part of dual civilian-military research and is “definitely covert,” he said in an email. Mr. Shoham holds a doctorate in medical microbiology. From 1970 to 1991, he was a senior analyst with Israeli military intelligence for biological and chemical warfare in the Middle East and worldwide. He held the rank of lieutenant colonel. China has denied having any offensive biological weapons, but a State Department report last year revealed suspicions of covert biological warfare work. A Chinese Embassy spokesman did not return an email seeking comment. Chinese authorities said they do not know the origin of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 80 and infected thousands. Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told state-controlled media that initial signs indicated the virus originated from wild animals sold at a seafood market in Wuhan. One ominous sign, said a U.S. official, is that false rumors circulating on the Chinese internet claim the virus is part of a U.S. conspiracy to spread germ weapons. That could indicate China is preparing propaganda outlets to counter any charges that the new coronavirus escaped from one of Wuhan’s civilian or defense research laboratories. The World Health Organization is calling the microbe novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. At a meeting Thursday in Geneva, the organization stopped short of declaring a public health emergency of international concern. China has deployed military forces to Wuhan to halt all travel out of the city of 11 million people in an effort to contain the outbreak of the virus, which causes pneumonialike symptoms. The Wuhan institute has studied coronaviruses including the strain that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), H5N1 influenza virus, Japanese encephalitis and dengue. Researchers at the institute also have studied the germ that causes anthrax, a biological agent once developed in Russia. “Coronaviruses [particularly SARS] have been studied in the institute and are probably held therein,” Mr. Shoham said. “SARS is included within the Chinese BW program, at large, and is dealt with in several pertinent facilities.” It is not known whether the institute’s coronaviruses are specifically included in China’s biological weapons program but it is possible, he said. Asked whether the new coronavirus may have leaked, Mr. Shoham said: “In principle, outward virus infiltration might take place either as leakage or as an indoor unnoticed infection of a person that normally went out of the concerned facility. This could have been the case with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but so far there isn’t evidence or indication for such incident.” After researchers sequence the genome of the new coronavirus, they might be able to determine or suggest its origin or source. Biological weapons convention Mr. Shoham, now with the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Israel, said the virology institute is the only declared site in China known as P4 for pathogen level 4. That status indicates the institute uses the strictest safety standards to prevent the spread of the most dangerous and exotic microbes being studied. The former Israeli military intelligence doctor also said suspicions were raised about the Wuhan Institute of Virology when a group of Chinese virologists working in Canada improperly sent to China samples of what he described as some of the deadliest viruses on earth, including the Ebola virus. In a July article in the journal Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, Mr. Shoham said the Wuhan institute was one of four Chinese laboratories engaged in some aspects of biological weapons development. He said the secure Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory at the institute was engaged in research on the Ebola, Nipah and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses. The Wuhan virology institute is under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, but certain laboratories within it “have linkage with the PLA or BW-related elements within the Chinese defense establishment,” he said. In 1993, China declared a second facility, the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, as one of eight biological warfare research facilities covered by the Biological Weapons Convention, which China joined in 1985. The Wuhan Institute of Biological Products is a civilian facility but is linked to the Chinese defense establishment. Mr. Shoham said it is thought to be involved in the Chinese Biological Weapons Convention program. China’s vaccine against SARS is probably produced there. “This means the SARS virus is held and propagated there, but it is not a new coronavirus unless the wild type has been modified, which is not known and cannot be speculated at the moment,” he said. The annual State Department report on arms treaty compliance stated last year that China engaged in activities that could support biological warfare. “Information indicates that the People’s Republic of China engaged during the reporting period in biological activities with potential dual-use applications, which raises concerns regarding its compliance with the BWC,” said the report, adding that the United States suspects China failed to eliminate its biological warfare program as required by the treaty. “The United States has compliance concerns with respect to Chinese military medical institutions’ toxin research and development because of the potential dual-use applications and their potential as a biological threat,” the report said. The biosafety lab is about 20 miles from the Hunan Seafood Market, which reports from China say may have been the origin point of the virus. Rutgers University microbiologist Richard Ebright told London’s Daily Mail that “at this point there’s no reason to harbor suspicions” that the lab may be linked to the virus outbreak. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/26/coronavirus-link-china-biowarfare-program-possible/
  5. Dr. Francis Boyle Creator Of BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon SOURCE: GREAT GAME INDIA In an explosive interview Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Act has given a detailed statement admitting that the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus is an offensive Biological Warfare Weapon and that the World Health Organization (WHO) already knows about it. Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. In an exclusive interview given to Geopolitics and Empire, Dr. Boyle discusses the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China and the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory (BSL-4) from which he believes the infectious disease escaped. He believes the virus is potentially lethal and an offensive biological warfare weapon or dual-use biowarfare weapons agent genetically modified with gain of function properties, which is why the Chinese government originally tried to cover it up and is now taking drastic measures to contain it. The Wuhan BSL-4 lab is also a specially designated World Health Organization (WHO) research lab and Dr. Boyle contends that the WHO knows full well what is occurring. Dr. Boyle also touches upon GreatGameIndia‘s exclusive report Coronavirus Bioweapon – where we reported in detail how Chinese Biowarfare agents working at the Canadian lab in Winnipeg were involved in the smuggling of Coronavirus to Wuhan’s lab from where it is believed to have been leaked. Dr. Boyle’s position is in stark contrast to the mainstream media’s narrative of the virus being originated from the seafood market, which is increasingly being questioned by many experts. Recently, American Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas also dismantled the mainstream media’s claim on Thursday that pinned the coronavirus outbreak on a market selling dead and live animals. In a video accompanying his post, Cotton explained that the Wuhan wet market (which Cotton incorrectly referred to as a seafood market) has been shown by experts to not be the source of the deadly contagion. Cotton referenced a Lancet study which showed that many of the first cases of the novel coronavirus, including patient zero, had no connection to the wet market — devastatingly undermining mainstream media’s claim. “As one epidemiologist said: ‘That virus went into the seafood market before it came out of the seafood market.’ We still don’t know where it originated,” Cotton said. “I would note that Wuhan also has China’s only bio-safety level four super laboratory that works with the world’s most deadly pathogens to include, yes, coronavirus.” Such concerns have also been raised by J.R. Nyquist, the well known author of the books “Origins of the Fourth World War” and “The Fool and His Enemy,” as well as co-author of “The New Tactics of Global War”. In his insightful article he published secret speechs given to high-level Communist Party cadres by Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chi Haotian explaining a long-range plan for ensuring a Chinese national renaissance – the catalyst for which would be China’s secret plan to weaponiz viruses. Nyquist gave three different data points for making his case in analyzing Coronavirus. He writes: The third data point worth considering: the journal GreatGameIndia has published a piece titled “Coronavirus Bioweapon – How China Stole Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponized It.” The authors were clever enough to put Khan’s Virology Journal article together with news of a security breach by Chinese nationals at the Canadian (P4) National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, where the novel coronavirus was allegedly stored with other lethal organisms. Last May, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called in to investigate; by late July the Chinese were kicked out of the facility. The chief Chinese scientist (Dr. Xiangguo Qiu) was allegedly making trips between Winnipeg and Wuhan. Here we have a plausible theory of the NCoV organism’s travels: first discovered in Saudi Arabia, then studied in Canada from whence it was stolen by a Chinese scientist and brought to Wuhan. Like the statement of Taiwan’s intelligence chief in 2008, the GreatGameIndia story has come under intensive attack. Whatever the truth, the fact of proximity and the unlikelihood of mutation must figure into our calculations. It’s highly probable that the 2019-nCoV organism is a weaponized version of the NCoV discovered by Saudi doctors in 2012. Meanwhile, the mainstream media’s narrative still maintains that the origin of the 2019 Coronavirus is the Wuhan Seafood Market. After GreatGameIndia published the story on Coronavirus Bioweapon – not only were our databse tinkered with and our reports blocked by Facebook on the flimsy reason that they could not find GreatGameIndia Facebook page, but the report itself was viciously attacked by Foreign Policy magazine, PolitiFact (known widely as Facebook’s propaganda arm) and BuzzFeedNews. It is not GreatGameIndia alone which is being viciously attacked. Zero Hedge, a popular alternate media blog was suspended by Twitter for publishing a story related to a study by Indian scientists finding 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus to be not naturally evolved, raising the possibility of it being created in a lab. Shockingly, the study itself came under intense online criticism by Social Media experts resulting in the scientists withdrawing the paper. idrw.org .Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website https://idrw.org/dr-francis-boyle-creator-of-bioweapons-act-says-coronavirus-is-biological-warfare-weapon/ . https://idrw.org/dr-francis-boyle-creator-of-bioweapons-act-says-coronavirus-is-biological-warfare-weapon/
  6. Baghdad governorate reassures the people of Corona: There is not a single case of injury Policy 2020-02-04 | 08:05 1,235 views Today, Tuesday, Baghdad governorate assured the people of the Chinese Corona virus that there was no case, noting that all preventive measures have been taken to confront the epidemic virus. Al-Atta said in a press conference, held today, that the Baghdad Governorate held a special conference to follow the preventive measures taken to confront the Corona virus and its epidemic spread in the world, under his chairmanship and in the presence of the directors of the Rusafa and Karkh Health Directorates and the directors of the six education directorates in Baghdad, indicating that the last preparations were held to meet any The possibility of infection with the Corona virus in the capital, Baghdad. Al-Atta reassured, "The people of Baghdad that there are no infections with the Corona virus so far," stressing that "the measures taken and discussed are precautionary precautions." The governor of Baghdad confirmed that "there is a hospital that has been designated to deal with any possible or suspected injury, and it is the Euphrates Hospital on the side of Karkh near Baghdad International Airport." He added that "there are three families from China with a total of fourteen people, who were isolated in the Euphrates Hospital in order to ensure their safety and not to be infected, and this will be within 12 or 14 days is the incubation period of the virus." He pointed out that the conference came out with a set of recommendations, the most prominent of which is the necessity of informing the media about the importance of adopting methods of disease prevention in general, and of Corona virus at the current stage. https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/سياسة/333517/محافظة-بغداد-تطمئن-الاهالي-بشأن-كورونا-لا-توجد-حال
  7. Al-Sadr militia attacks the demonstrators in Baghdad February 04, 2020 Elements of the Blue Beret militia of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr Muqtada al-Sadr militia members assaulted, Tuesday, students demonstrators in the Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where Sadrists activists documented videos published on social media. A security source told Al-Hurra that the Sadr militia, which calls itself "Peace Brigades" or "blue hats owners", interfered with the students' demonstration and prevented them from chanting, and one of the students beaten them. The source added that the armed militia installed checkpoints for the demonstrators, which caused skirmishes because some of them refrained from searching, as they did not represent a security authority. 1 On Monday, an anti-government protester died of his wounds after being stabbed with a knife in southern Baghdad, during an attack on demonstrators by the Sadr militia, according to medical and security sources confirmed to AFP. Three other protesters were wounded by sticks, according to medical sources, during the clash that ended with the intervention of security forces and the removal of the Peace Brigades militia from the protest camp in front of the headquarters of the Babil Governorate Council since the beginning of October. After the demonstrators refused to appoint Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, as prime minister, the armed militias affiliated with Al-Sadr began attacking the demonstrators, attempting to break the sit-ins by force, and forcing them to accept Allawi's appointment. Activists have monitored the use of live bullets and white weapons by the Sadr militia, to break up demonstrations in a number of Iraqi cities. In Najaf Governorate, Sadr followers opened fire on a number of demonstrators, and they also assaulted others with white weapons in a number of other fields, as happened in Hilla, in Babil Governorate. Elements of the Blue Beret militia of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr https://www.alhurra.com/a/فيديوهات-ميليشيا-القبعات-الزرقاء-تعتدي-على-متظاهرين-ساحة-التحرير/532331.html
  8. 02/20/2020 10:55 Views 80 Section: Iraq The United Nations speaks of grave violations against children during the fighting in Iraq Baghdad / Obelisk: The United Nations condemned, on Tuesday 4 February 2020, the grave violations committed by all parties in Iraq against children. A report submitted by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Security Council identified parties that had committed violations against children in Iraq. The report indicated that more than 2,114 children were subjected to serious and confirmed violations in Iraq, including children who were subjected to murder, maiming, and rape. The report said that these numbers are partial and represent only the numbers that have been reported and confirmed, indicating that the actual numbers may be much greater, especially as conditions such as death or social stigma may hinder reporting of violations. The report held ISIS responsible for the largest number of murders, recruitment, mutilation, and rape of girls. According to the report, 1772 children were killed and maimed, 206 others were recruited, 86 were kidnapped and ten were raped. ISIS bears the bulk of the responsibility for killing and maiming 462 children, followed by the international coalition. ISIS recruited 151 children, including 8 girls, most of whom participated in fighting or carrying out suicide attacks. Follow the obelisk http://almasalah.com/ar/news/187322/الامم-المتحدة-تتحدث-عن-انتهاكات-جسيمة-ضد-الأطفال-خلال-المعارك-في-العراق
  9. The "Euphrates" Hospital is closed after 15 suspected cases of corona 15:22 - 02/02/2020 Information / private .. An official source at the Euphrates Hospital said, on Tuesday, that the hospital has been completely closed after 15 suspected cases of being infected with Corona virus by Iraqis from China who were diagnosed at Baghdad Airport. The source said to the "information" that "the medical teams monitored the signs and symptoms of Corona virus on 15 Iraqis arriving from China at Baghdad airport." He added that "the medical teams transferred the suspected cases to Al Furat Hospital through ambulance wheels designated for isolation at the airport," noting that "the suspects were isolated with special corridors and the hospital was completely closed." He explained that "the suspects will lie in the hospital for a period of 14 days, which is the incubation period of the virus, to ensure that they are free from infection before they leave the hospital." https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/02/04/453893/
  10. FOREIGN MINISTRY ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF IRAQI STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM CHINA Tuesday, 4 February 2020 2:26 PM Baghdad / NNC- https://nnciraq.com/24023/
  11. How will the Allawi government deal with the 2020 budget? 13:37 - 04/02/2020 0 The information / Baghdad .. Member of Parliamentary Services Committee Jassem Al-Bakhati confirmed, Tuesday, that the government of the new Prime Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will review the 2020 budget because its vision differs from that of the previous government, indicating that all decisions issued during the period of caretaking for the cabinet and ministries will be reviewed to know the extent of its constitutionality During that time. Al-Bukhati said in a statement to the "information", that "the government of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will not send the budget if it is given the confidence of the House of Representatives, but will review it according to the data of the stage." As it is the body that will send it to Parliament. ” He added that "the Adel Abdul Mahdi government during the period of caretaking committed several violations by issuing decisions that are not permitted by the constitution, and thus all decisions issued by the Council of Ministers and ministries will be reviewed during the term of caretaking for constitutional compliance." The member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Magda Al-Tamimi, confirmed in a previous statement to / the information /, that the government had implemented the 2020 budget law before its resignation, expressing its surprise at the failure to send the budget after its completion. Ended in / 25 pm https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/02/04/453863/
  12. Parliamentary Bloc: Allawi will not recycle any person who held a position in the previous government Policy 2020-02-04 | 08:47 616 views The head of the Bayraq al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, MP Muhammad al-Khalidi, said today, Tuesday, that the Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will not recycle any minister or person who assumed an executive position in the previous government, considering that "special deals and interests have become from the past." Al-Khalidi said in an interview with Alsumaria News that “the Prime Minister-designate promised the masses to support their demands for change and reform, and that he would not be a tool in the hands of political parties or forces, but rather defending the rights and interests of the Iraqi people only,” noting that “the Iraqi people went out to Demonstration squares to demand change, and this demand is the goal we want to support the prime minister in charge of steps to form the government. " Al-Khalidi added, "Allawi promised both in secret and in public, that he would not accept any pressure or attempts to impose names on his government formation and that he would return to the masses if this happened," stressing that "openness, reconciliation and transparency with the street is the most prominent feature of the next stage. And any special deals or interests at the expense of the higher interests of the homeland and the citizen have become from the past and will not return again, regardless of the size of the internal and external pressures. " Al-Khalidi continued, "The new government booth will be from the independent Iraqi talents and expertise, which are abundant with all components and spectra of the Iraqi people, away from the partisan or narrow block quotas, and without recycling any previous figures or faces." It is noteworthy that, on Saturday (February 1, 2020), President of the Republic Barham Salih, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, was assigned to form the next government. On Tuesday, Deputy Alia Nassif expressed her regret over the appointment of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, "to the promises of some political forces to keep their ministers known for their corruption and pledged to renew their mandate." https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/سياسة/333521/كتلة-برلمانية-علاوي-لن-يعيد-تدوير-أية-شخصية-تولت-م
  13. Monday, 03 February 2020 13:05 The Kurdistan Region of Iraq to develop Vision 2030 supported by UNDP Erbil, 03 February 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s Ministry of Planning, in order to provide strategic guidance and technical support for the development of KRG Vision 2030. Held in Erbil on 03 February 2020, the signing reaffirms the Region’s commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Minister of Planning at the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dr. Dara Rashid Mahmud, said: “The people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have been through a lot in the past years. They deserve a better life and upgraded social, economic and environmental conditions. We are confident that our strategic partnership with UNDP will provide us with the necessary tools and means to achieve sustainable development in a way that meets the aspirations of our people.” Resident Representative of UNDP Iraq, Ms. Zena Ali Ahmed, said: “The global Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development emphasizes that no one should be left behind. This is precisely what we are working to achieve in Iraq by this expanded partnership with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The foundations for this work were established through our earlier cooperation, including the previous support to KRG Vision 2020. Only through sustainable development will the Region and Iraq realize sustainable peace and justice.” The MoU provides a framework for cooperation to implement and monitor progress towards the SDGs in the Kurdistan Region, as part of broader efforts to achieve the SDGs in Iraq. It focuses on strengthening the institutional and analytical capacity of relevant stakeholders, including to meet the challenges of transitioning from a crisis to a sustainable development context. Vision 2030 will be aligned with the new Government Programme 2019-2023, addressing reforms, service delivery, freedoms, democracy and coexistence, economy and finance, among other priorities. *** Detailed information about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs can be found here: sustainabledevelopment.un.org For additional information, please contact: UNDP Iraq Mr. Mohammed Al-Bahbahanee, UNDP Communications Specialist Email: mohammed.al-bahbahanee@undp.org Mob: +964 770 439 9222 http://www.uniraq.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12329:the-kurdistan-region-of-iraq-to-develop-vision-2030-supported-by-undp&Itemid=605&lang=en
  14. The United Nations: ISIS and the crowd raped children in Iraq February 04, 2020 Child rape The United Nations condemned, on Monday, "grave violations" committed by "all parties" in Iraq, against children. A report submitted by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Security Council identified "ISIS, the Popular Mobilization, the Iraqi Army, the police forces, the Peshmerga, the Kurdistan National Defense Forces, Yazidi forces, and the international coalition", as parties that have committed violations against children in Iraq. The report covers the period from July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2019. The report indicated that more than 2,114 children were subjected to serious and confirmed violations in Iraq, including children who were subjected to murder, maiming, and rape. The report said that these figures are partial and represent only the numbers that have been reported and confirmed, indicating that the actual numbers may be much greater, especially as conditions such as death, or social stigma, may hinder reporting of violations. The report held ISIS responsible for the largest number of murders, recruitment, mutilation, and rape of girls, while the PMF was responsible for the largest percentage of rapes of boys, according to the report. According to the report, 1772 children were killed and maimed, 206 others were recruited, 86 were kidnapped and ten were raped. ISIS bears the bulk of the responsibility for killing and maiming 462 children, followed by the international coalition and the Iraqi security forces to cause the killing and maiming of 142 children, the Peshmerga are responsible for killing and maiming 34, and the crowd has 9 children and the Turkish forces have two children, while 162 children have been killed or maimed by remnants of wars from mines And other explosive devices. ISIS recruited 151 children, including 8 girls, most of whom participated in fighting or carrying out suicide operations, while the popular crowd recruited 70 children, most of whom participated in the fighting, and the Sunni tribal mob 42, the Kurdish People's Defense Forces 19, the Iraqi army and police 8, the Yazidi forces 5 and the Peshmerga were a child One. The report outlined the "training" activities in which children were involved by ISIS, and summer camps organized by the popular mobilization for "military education" and in which children participated. The report accused ISIS of being involved in eight confirmed cases of rape of children, including seven cases of rape of girls under the cover of forced marriage, and of one boy. The most beautiful report contains information on slave markets where children of both sexes were sold as slaves. The report accused the Iraqi popular crowd of being involved in two cases of rape of two boys, "who are actually affiliated or according to the allegations of ISIS," according to the report, which said that "officers of the popular crowd raped a 17-year-old boy who had been held for two months." The report outlined many other abuses, including the displacement of children, the use of schools as military headquarters, or as housing. Tens of thousands of Iraqis were killed or injured as a result of the military operations in the country to be rid of ISIS, or by the members of the organization or some of the factions fighting them. https://www.alhurra.com/a/داعش-والحشد-الشعبي-اغتصاب-وانتهاكات-لأطفال-في-العراق/531378.html
  15. Deputy: Allawi will present 60% of his cabinet, without any partisan minister 15:18 - 02/02/2020 0 Information / private ... On Tuesday, Representative of the Parliamentary Bloc, Asaad Al-Murshidi, affirmed that the Prime Minister-designate, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, would provide 60% of his cabinet to the House of Representatives to give it confidence, while Allawi’s cabinet would be free of partisan ministers. Al-Murshidi said in a statement to “Information”, that “Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi informed Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi of the council’s readiness to cut off the legislative holiday and hold an extraordinary session to give the new government confidence,” pointing out that “Allawi will provide 60% of his ministerial cabinet to Representatives to vote on it. He added that "Allawi's cabin will be free of partisan ministers and ministers of the previous government, as well as getting rid of political interference in the nomination of any person," noting that "the wisdom bloc will refuse to vote on any partisan minister imposed on the prime minister-designate." The deputy of the Sadqoun bloc, Muhammad al-Baldawi, affirmed today, Tuesday, that most political forces leave the choice of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi choosing his cabinet ministerial, pointing to Allawi's discussions with political blocs focused on informing the blocs of his vision of his government program and the ministers who were nominated by him . It ended 25 T. https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/02/04/453890/
  16. International News Monday, February 3, 2020 | 11:32 am | Views: 36 Khamenei's adviser: We will face American attempts to starve the people "by fasting" Continue / ... Maj. Gen. Hussein Dehghan, Advisor to Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, on defense affairs, confirmed that his country stands with the resistance, and will face American attempts to starve the people by fasting. "We should know the tools and methods of the enemy, and then go about confronting them. If America besieges us and wants to starve us, we must use a speech and style that was available at the Imam Khomeini school, and prove to the enemy in response to its siege that we are eligible to fast ... With this tool we defeat the control of the enemies," Dahkan said. . "The path to salvation and prosperity is faith in God. There is no victory, but there are serious opponents and many obstacles, so there is always a struggle between truth and falsehood," he added. He continued, "In all stages of the revolution, we had the right inspiration or victory ... There must be resistance along the way to remove obstacles from this path." Finished 2 http://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=129706
  17. Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA Iran in the past has sentenced alleged American and Israeli spies to death. (File/Shutterstock) February 04, 202010:18 226 Two others accused of spying have each been sentenced to 15 years jail The Iranian authorities say the convicted man, Amir Rahimpour, will be executed ‘soon’ TEHRAN, Iran: Iran said Tuesday that its top court confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIA, with state media alleging that he had shared details of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program with the American spy agency. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili identified the purported spy as Amir Rahimpour and said he would be executed soon. Esmaili did not elaborate on what Rahimpour was accused of doing, nor on his age or background. State media did not immediately name Rahimpour’s lawyer. However, a report by the state-run IRNA news agency alleged that Rahimpour received money from the CIA to share details of Iran’s nuclear program. “While being in touch with the spy agency, he earned a lot of money as wages as he tried to deliver some information from Iran’s nuclear program to the American agency,” the IRNA report said. Rahimpour “had been identified and prosecuted and sentenced to death and recently, the country’s National Supreme Court confirmed the sentence and, God willing, he will be punishéd soon.” The CIA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Esmaili said two other alleged spies for the CIA each received 15-year prison sentences — 10 years for spying and five years for acting against national security charges. Esmaili did not name those arrested, only saying they worked in the “charitable field,” without elaborating. Iran in the past has sentenced alleged American and Israeli spies to death. The last such spy executed was Shahram Amiri, who defected to the US at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran’s nuclear program. When he returned in 2010, he was welcomed with flowers by government leaders and even went on the Iranian talk-show circuit. Then he mysteriously disappeared. He was hanged in August 2016, the same week that Tehran executed a group of militants and a year after Iran agreed to a landmark accord to limit uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Tensions remain high between Iran and the US since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal. A US drone strike in January killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, a targeted killing that prompted Tehran to launch a retaliatory ballistic missile strike on Iraqi bases housing American troops. Before the deal, a computer virus believed to be designed by the US and Israel destroyed Iranian centrifuges. Meanwhile, Iranian nuclear scientists were targeted in a series of assassinations. https://www.arabnews.com/node/1622701/middle-east
  18. Iraqi protesters face off against cleric Moqtada Sadr’s followers Students took to the streets there as well to insist on keeping up their protests. (File/AFP) AFP February 04, 202010:02 91 The cleric Sadr endorsed new PM Allawi while other protesters rejected him In Diwaniyah the rift escalated into a fistfight between anti-regime demonstrators and Sadr backers DIWANIYAH: Anti-government demonstrators faced off against followers of influential cleric Moqtada Sadr in protest squares across Iraq Tuesday, a day after one demonstrator was killed in a clash between the two sides. Sadr, an enigmatic militiaman-turned-politician, backed the anti-government rallies when they erupted in October but has split with other demonstrators over the nomination of Mohammad Allawi as prime minister. The cleric endorsed Allawi while other protesters rejected him, saying he was too close to the ruling elite they had been demonstrating against for four months. In the southern city of Diwaniyah on Tuesday, the rift escalated into a fistfight between young anti-regime demonstrators and Sadr backers, recognizable by their signature blue head caps, an AFP correspondent said. Police intervened to separate the two camps but the young protesters broke into chants against Sadr, Iraqi authorities as well as Iran, accused by demonstrators of backing the government's crackdown against them. Also in Diwaniyah, security forces could be seen outside schools and government offices in an attempt to ensure they reopened fully after sit-ins had forced them to shut. It came after the interior ministry late Monday said it had ordered reinforcements to schools, and a few students could be seen trickling in the following morning. Hundreds of students refused to go back to class, however, marching through the main anti-government protest camp with Iraqi flags and a banner that read, “Protest March for Diwaniyah High Schools.” In Nasiriyah, too, all schools had reopened after police deployed, according to the education directorate's press chief Halim al-Hossayni. But students took to the streets there as well to insist on keeping up their protests. “We’re determined to pursue our peaceful movement in Habbubi square, because we want a homeland free of corruption and sectarian people,” said student Hamad Ali. Tensions have been high in protest squares in recent days between youths furious at Allawi's nomination and Sadrists. On Monday, a demonstrator was stabbed to death and three others wounded after men in blue caps attacked an anti-regime rally, medics and security sources said. Allawi, 65, was nominated on February 1 after two months of political stalemate over who would replace ex-premier Adel Abdel Mahdi, who resigned in December. https://www.arabnews.com/node/1622706/middle-east
  19. Newspaper: Two former rivals lead the opposition against Allawi 12:40 - 02/02/2020 0 Information / Baghdad .. The Lebanese newspaper "Al-Akhbar" confirmed on Tuesday that the head of the State of Law coalition Nuri al-Maliki and the president of the National Alliance Iyad Allawi are leading the opposition against the Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi. And the newspaper said in a report that it had seen, “The Information”, that “once the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, announced the nomination of Muhammad Tawfiq Alawi to the Prime Minister, succeeding Adel Abdul Mahdi, until the reactions rejecting this nomination were received by some political blocs and demonstrators, who considered Assigning Allawi to beat their demands, which is a position that has been harmonized with the "Islamic Dawa Party" (with its wings) under the leadership of Nuri al-Maliki, who expressed reservations about the nomination, stressing that it has nothing to do with the election of any personality that does not conform to the specifications agreed upon by the Iraqis. The newspaper pointed out that "it seemed remarkable the absence of the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, in addition to some personalities and political leaders, from the commissioning ceremony, in contrast to what witnessed the ceremony of naming Abdul-Mahdi, which suggested the presence of intersections between those parties, except for the" Salvation and Development Front "led by Osama Al-Nujaifi, who hastened to bless Alawi's nomination, hoping that he would implement laws and procedures that are consistent with the demands of the popular movement. The newspaper pointed out that "doubts have emerged about the possibility of passing Alawi's ministerial team in Parliament, in light of the presence of opposition led by Maliki and with him the leader of the National List, Iyad Allawi." On the other hand, it does not seem inevitable that the designated president will be able to meet the demands of the "consensus" that produced his name, foremost of which is to proceed with the trade agreement signed between China and Iraq, implement the decision to remove American forces from the country, complete the 2020 budget, and implement the demands of the demonstrators. " Ended / 25\ https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/02/04/453852/
  20. 02/20/2020 09:08 Views 91 Section: Iraq Government official: Iraq still owes Kuwait seven billion dollars Baghdad / Obelisk: The financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mohammed Mazhar Saleh, announced on Tuesday 4 February 2020 that Iraq is still in debt to Kuwait with an amount of seven billion dollars, after he paid 52 billion as a result of the invasion of the previous regime to Kuwait in the nineties of the last century, while he indicated that the agreement with China was launched from The principle of building bridges and reviving the Silk Road. Saleh said in a press statement, that China is one of the developed countries in infrastructure, and that the real development in any country can only be achieved with a solid infrastructure. He added, that the 100,000 agreed barrels should enter the Development Fund, and then deduct from it the compensation for the Kuwait war, which remains approximately 7 billion dollars, after Iraq paid about 52 billion dollars. He pointed out that this agreement was based on the principle of building bridges and reviving the Silk Road, which China seeks to restore in order to bring peace and increase economic development in the world, especially since the countries that lie on the belt line constitute 65 percent of the world's population. Follow the obelisk http://almasalah.com/ar/news/187312/مسؤول-حكومي-العراق-مازال-مدينا-للكويت-بسبعة-مليارات-دولار
  21. 02/20/2020 09:44 Views 237 Section: Iraq Allawi, during his meeting with the political blocs: I pledge to eliminate corruption and bribery in all government departments Baghdad / Obelisk: Member of Parliament, Abboud Al-Issawi, revealed on Tuesday 4 February 2020 details of a group of deputies with Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, while he revealed the features of the ministerial program of the Allawi government. Al-Issawi was quoted by the official Iraqi news agency as saying that a group of deputies from different blocs met with Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, to find out his view of running the country, and the possibility of implementing his government program during the coming period. He pointed out that the deputies asked several questions to Allawi related to the prestige of the state and security, as well as the rights of the demonstrators and the wounded martyrs, in addition to economic issues, and the fight against rampant corruption, as well as the mechanism for selecting the cabinet. Al-Issawi explained that the political blocs gave Allawi the authority to choose his government cabinet freely, to be chosen according to his experience and communication with independent and honest personalities, noting that the deputies asked Allawi to communicate with Parliament by hosting him continuously and to be frankly revealing all issues before the parliament and the people . Al-Issawi added that the deputies also asked Allawi to communicate with the relevant committees monthly or weekly, noting that Allawi promised to form advisory departments affiliated with the Prime Minister’s Office that supervises the ministries and follows the implementation of the government program. He pointed out that Allawi also promised to open offices in the governorates representing the Prime Minister's Office in order to follow the role of the provinces and state departments and communicate with demonstrators and groups of society from clans, academics and unions to follow the concerns and demands of people, noting that there is an intention to include representatives of the demonstrators in these offices to follow the work and the extent of application Government program. Al-Issawi stressed that Allawi also promised to follow up on the issue of rampant corruption in the state’s departments, eliminating bribery and the like, as well as a promise to enhance security and restore the state’s prestige, as well as the human rights issue, pointing out that the budget is one of the priorities of Allawi’s government’s work that will be discussed and conducted Amendments thereto and then sent to Parliament, because it has a large financial deficit. Follow the obelisk http://almasalah.com/ar/news/187316/علاوي-خلال-اجتماعه-مع-الكتل-السياسية-اتعهد-بالقضاء-على-الفساد-والرشى-في-كافة-دوائر-الدولة
  22. 02/20/2020 11:40 Views 97 Section: Iraq Legal expert: Muhammad Allawi without powers until he obtained parliamentary confidence Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi said, on Tuesday 4 February 2020, that the commissioner, Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, does not currently have any powers, except after Parliament votes on him and gives him confidence with his ministers, who must present it to Parliament with the ministerial curriculum, according to Article 76, paragraph II. And fourth. Al-Tamimi said in an interview with Al-Masala that Mohammed Allawi had 30 days to form his cabinet and ministerial program, so if parliament fails or does not give him confidence, the President of the Republic will appoint a new candidate within a maximum of 15 days. He added that Adel Abdul-Mahdi will remain in this period until granting confidence to Muhammad Allawi, to conduct daily business, and he has no right to propose draft laws, contracts or agreements. He pointed out that Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi cannot resign, because the resignation comes after granting confidence and starting work and taking the constitutional oath according to Article 50, but he has the right to withdraw, retract or apologize for assignment. Obelisk http://almasalah.com/ar/news/187327/خبير-قانوني-محمد-علاوي-بلا-صلاحيات-لحين-الحصول-على-الثقة-البرلمانية
  23. I watched this video last night with my mouth wide open in the shock that this could actually be a possibility. China has stolen intelectual property for years but if they actually stole this virus from Canada and somehow accidently leaked it from a WHO BSL-4 FACILITY in Wuhan, then tried to cover it up is unforgivable!
  24. Creator Of US BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon by Tyler Durden Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:25 5 SHARES TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint Via GreatGameIndia.com, In an explosive interview Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Act has given a detailed statement admitting that the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus is an offensive Biological Warfare Weapon and that the World Health Organization (WHO) already knows about it. Dr. Francis Boyle Creator Of BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. In an exclusive interview given to Geopolitics and Empire, Dr. Boyle discusses the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China and the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory (BSL-4) from which he believes the infectious disease escaped. He believes the virus is potentially lethal and an offensive biological warfare weapon or dual-use biowarfare weapons agent genetically modified with gain of function properties, which is why the Chinese government originally tried to cover it up and is now taking drastic measures to contain it. The Wuhan BSL-4 lab is also a specially designated World Health Organization (WHO) research lab and Dr. Boyle contends that the WHO knows full well what is occurring. Dr. Boyle also touches upon GreatGameIndia‘s exclusive report Coronavirus Bioweapon – where we reported in detail how Chinese Biowarfare agents working at the Canadian lab in Winnipeg were involved in the smuggling of Coronavirus to Wuhan’s lab from where it is believed to have been leaked. Watch Dr. Francis Boyle’s interview with Geopolitics and Empire below: Dr. Boyle’s position is in stark contrast to the mainstream media’s narrative of the virus being originated from the seafood market, which is increasingly being questioned by many experts. Recently, American Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas also dismantled the mainstream media’s claim on Thursday that pinned the coronavirus outbreak on a market selling dead and live animals. In a video accompanying his post, Cotton explained that the Wuhan wet market (which Cotton incorrectly referred to as a seafood market) has been shown by experts to not be the source of the deadly contagion. Cotton referenced a Lancet study which showed that many of the first cases of the novel coronavirus, including patient zero, had no connection to the wet market — devastatingly undermining mainstream media’s claim. Such concerns have also been raised by J.R. Nyquist, the well known author of the books “Origins of the Fourth World War” and “The Fool and His Enemy,” as well as co-author of “The New Tactics of Global War”. In his insightful article he published secret speechs given to high-level Communist Party cadres by Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chi Haotian explaining a long-range plan for ensuring a Chinese national renaissance – the catalyst for which would be China’s secret plan to weaponiz viruses. Nyquist gave three different data points for making his case in analyzing Coronavirus. He writes: Meanwhile, the mainstream media’s narrative still maintains that the origin of the 2019 Coronavirus is the Wuhan Seafood Market. After GreatGameIndia published the story on Coronavirus Bioweapon – not only were our databse tinkered with and our reports blocked by Facebook on the flimsy reason that they could not find GreatGameIndia Facebook page, but the report itself was viciously attacked by Foreign Policy magazine, PolitiFact (known widely as Facebook’s propaganda arm) and BuzzFeedNews. https://www.zerohedge.com/health/creator-bioweapons-act-says-coronavirus-biological-warfare-weapon NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST ZEROHEDGE DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX Receive a daily recap featuring a curated list of must-read stories. It is not GreatGameIndia alone which is being viciously attacked. Zero Hedge, a popular alternate media blog was suspended by Twitter for publishing a story related to a study by Indian scientists finding 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus to be not naturally evolved, raising the possibility of it being created in a lab. Shockingly, the study itself came under intense online criticism by Social Media experts resulting in the scientists withdrawing the paper. In retaliation India has launched a full-scale investigation against China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Indian government has ordered an inquiry into a study conducted in the Northeastern state of Nagaland (close to China) by researchers from the U.S., China and India on bats and humans carrying antibodies to deadly viruses like Ebola. The study came under the scanner as two of the 12 researchers belonged to the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Department of Emerging Infectious Diseases, and it was funded by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The study, conducted by scientists of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in the U.S. and the Duke-National University in Singapore, is now being investigated for how the scientists were allowed to access live samples of bats and bat hunters (humans) without due permissions. The results of the study were published in October last year in the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal, originally established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As the author J.R. Nyquist puts it:
  25. Iranian-backed militias may have killed 500 protesters in Iraq As many as 550 protesters have been killed in Iraq since protesters began in October. By SETH J. FRANTZMAN FEBRUARY 3, 2020 13:39 Iraqi demonstrators lift up a man who was killed during anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, January 21, 2020 As many as 550 protesters have been killed in Iraq since protests began in October, the Iraqi Commission for Human Rights revealed on Monday. Overall figures are likely higher, because the data only begins on October 30 and many protesters were killed in October. The report reveals that 22 people have been murdered in assassinations. Many of these killings were carried out by Iranian-backed militias, operating with impunity against the protesters.Since October Iraq has tried to blame a “third party” for killing protesters. But many protesters have clashed with elements of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) which are a group of mostly Shi’ite militias, many linked to Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The US has accused Qais Khazali of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq of being one of those behind suppressing protests. Other groups within the PMU such as Kataib Hezbollah, Saraya al-Khorasani and Hadi al-Amiri’s Badr have also been involved. Protesters have targeted the offices of these militias.The militias gained strength after 2014 when many young men joined to fight ISIS. But after the war on ISIS largely ended in 2017, the PMU used its forces to punish the Kurdistan region for an independence referendum, taking over Kirkuk. They also took over rural areas around Sunni cities, setting up checkpoints. They have been accused of numerous abuses, as well as operating secret prisons and trafficking weapons to Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon via their own storehouses.Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, then the leader of Kataib Hezbollah, established offices in Syria and bases, and Qais Khazali went to Lebanon to threaten Israel in 2017. The US killed Muhandis on January 3 alongside IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani.The PMU have played a key role suppressing protesters, often using snipers and plain-clothed men with guns. Protesters have shown videos of these attacks. In recent weeks, Iraqi political leader Muqtada al-Sadr has begun working with the PMU and Badr to arrange anti-US protests. None of the protesters linked to Sadr or Badr were killed on December 31 or January 23 in mass rallies, showing that it is only the other protesters, many of them critical of Iran, who are targeted. This means that Iranian-backed militias are likely behind hundreds of deaths in Iraq. Sadr has now called for an end to the protests, which could lead to a new crackdown. https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-backed-militias-may-have-killed-500-protesters-in-Iraq-616327
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