Iraq’s Political Crisis

It might not be who you’d think.

Violence broke out in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday after prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced his retirement from politics. According to the Jerusalem Post, “RPG’S [rocket-propelled grenades], gunfire and mortars were reportedly used in the clashes. Nearly constant gunfire was heard throughout the evening in Baghdad.” At the time of writing, 14 people have been killed and many injured. The clashes between Sadr’s supporters and security forces mark a new low for Iraq’s ongoing political crisis. The government has been deadlocked since the last elections in October 2021.

Read more at “Who Will Come Out on Top of Iraq’s Political Crisis?”

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