Skip to comments.Gunfights breakout in southern Iraq as protests spread nationwide
Posted on 10/02/2019 11:33:20 AM PDT by dynachrome
Gunfights between protesters and security forces broke out in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Wednesday, with elite counter-terrorism troops deploying after police lost control of the situation, police sources told Reuters.
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If it’s Southern Iraq, most likely it would be the Shias and their Iranian allies.
The Sunni-Shia conflict dates back to the early days of Islam..
The dispute intensified greatly after October 10, 680 AD. / the Battle of Karbala, in which Hussein ibn Ali and his household were killed by the ruling Umayyad Caliph Yazid I..
Lack of A/C and TP?
Gun fight at the Hookah Corral......
There is a general revolt all over:
The protesters stormed government buildings in Najaf, Dhi Qar, Nasiriyah, Maysan, Qadisiyah, Baghdad, Bab al-Sharqi and Babylon
Dhi Qar province declared a curfew after a protest that saw deaths and injuries. Three protesters were killed and dozens wounded,
They are demanding better services and fighting corruption.
Looks like the Shia fighting among themselves - there are just a few major political factions/patronage networks of significance, which might vie for control. The protesters are waving flags which seem to indicate their affiliation, but I can’t read them.
Very likely that Iran/Iranian client surrogates are participating, on one side or the other.
“Gunfights between protesters and security forces broke out in the southern ... city of ... on Wednesday, with elite counter-terrorism troops deploying after police “lost control” of the situation, police sources told Reuters.”
Why don’t all these various sects just kill each other today and get it over with. Maybe then a different people who might be civilized would emerge in that area.
Amazing what the drama and hysteria of the theatrics in Washington can do to keep the left hand from knowing what the right hand is doing.
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